HELENA – Major Election Day is quick approaching and we’re getting one closing have a look at the monetary image in Montana’s two US Home races.
Montana congressional candidates not too long ago made their “pre-primary” marketing campaign finance disclosures this week. During the last month and a half, fundraising continued and spending actually heated up.
Within the 1st Congressional District, overlaying western Montana, former Congressman and US Secretary of the Inside Ryan Zinke prolonged his fundraising lead within the Republican major. He has introduced in one other $462,472 since April 1, bringing his whole for the election cycle to $2,947,291. Zinke’s marketing campaign spent $796,293 in the newest interval, together with greater than $500,000 for TV, radio, digital and different types of promoting.
Former state Sen. Al Olszewski of Kalispell reported elevating $31,720 in that interval, for a complete of $709,684 through the marketing campaign. He spent $219,843 throughout that point, together with about $150,000 for mailers and TV promoting.
Kalispell businesswoman Mary Todd’s marketing campaign introduced in $280,505, with $254,099 of that coming from Todd loaning her personal cash. She has spent $336,218 in April and Might, together with round $300,000 for tv advertisements and media manufacturing.
Within the Democratic race, Missoula legal professional Monica Tranel reported elevating $207,077 since April 1, bringing her whole for the marketing campaign to $882,230. She spent $375,049 over the identical interval, with about $300,000 of it going towards promoting and media manufacturing.
As well as, Montanans for a Higher Congress – a brilliant PAC, required to function independently of campaigns – spent $109,000 on TV advertisements supporting Tranel and criticizing her opponent Cora Neumann.
Neumann, a nonprofit govt from Bozeman, introduced in $162,332 – lower than Tranel’s marketing campaign for this era, although Neumann has raised extra total, $1,334,441. Her marketing campaign additionally spent extra: $662,617, together with greater than $500,000 for advertisements, printing and digital consulting.
Former state Rep. Tom Winter introduced in additional than $13,627 this era, for a complete of $108,545 through the marketing campaign. He spent $23,460.48, together with $5,000 for digital consulting.
In Montana’s 2n/a Congressional District, overlaying central and japanese Montana, incumbent Republican Rep. Matt Rosendale raised $233,073 and spent $131,975 in April and Might, leaving him with $1,137,244 nonetheless available.
The race for the Democratic nomination within the east was reshaped by the demise of State Sen. Mark Sweeney, who had been the main fundraiser in that major. The newest fundraising report for Penny Ronning, a former Billings metropolis councilmember, was not but accessible Friday afternoon. Skylar Williams of Billings has raised and spent a complete of about $4,000 through the marketing campaign.
Gary Buchanan, who’s making an attempt to qualify for the japanese district nerd as an unbiased, raised $45,750 within the newest interval and spent $32,055 – together with about $16,000 on TV, Fb and newspaper advertisements.
For 5 different Republican candidates, there have been no up to date monetary reviews accessible on Friday: Mitch Heuer and Matt Jette within the west, and Kyle Austin, James Boyette and Charles Strolling Youngster within the east.