Just received this info from the Daines campaign early this morning:
U.S. Congressional candidate Steve Daines raised nearly $200,000 in the first full quarter of his campaign, and more than $420,000 since last November, who is running unopposed in the GOP primary. The campaign reported having over $330,000 cash on hand as of March 31, 2011.
“Over the past few months Cindy and I have traveled more than 13,000 miles in our pickup truck from Plentywood to Whitefish, from Miles City to Hamilton and many stops in between. We feel the energy and momentum building as Montanans from all walks of life step up to join this campaign,” Daines said.
Meanwhile, Politico’s David Catanese adds more to the story, following up with the only announced Democratic House candidate, Franke Wilmer.
Democratic State Rep. Franke Wilmer told POLITICO Thursday she’s raised just over $10,000 so far for her bid for Rep. Denny Rehberg’s open seat.
Wilmer declared her candidacy via tweet in late February but her time has mostly been consumed with legislative activities since then.
Plus, if you missed Politico’s “Not Waiting for Bullock in Montana,” here’s a link and an excerpt:
Montana State Sen. Larry Jent of Bozeman is running for governor in 2012. He’s the second Democrat and state lawmaker in the race.
David Catanese then added this regarding a potential complication for another Democratic gubernatorial hopeful, Attorney General Steve Bullock.
The recent move by Democratic Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster to challenge the constitutionality of the individual mandate in the health care law serves as a reminder that the issue could become a predicament for Bullock.
Politico also included my thoughts that I posted here on The Flint Report given Steve Bullock’s potential challenges following his vote against developing the Otter Creek Coal Tracts.