HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Simmering general election battles started to heat up even before the dusted settled on Tuesday's crowded primary nominations.

Wrapping up the primary prompted Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester and Republican U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg to immediately schedule a debate for Saturday in Big Sky.

Tester used the occasion to knock Rehberg for "giving special tax loopholes to millionaires" and voting against seniors and schools.

The Rehberg campaign responded by promising the debates would display "Tester's hypocrisy and 95 percent support for President Obama's unpopular, liberal policies."

The election season will be filled with a lot of campaigning with election battles for congress, governor, attorney general and the four other statewide offices — along with local and legislative races.