#MTSen: Despite Appointment- Daines Outraises Walsh Again

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I’m just about to go on the radio, so will make this quick….here’s the story from Politico: GOP’s Daines outraises Democrat Walsh

Montana GOP Senate candidate Steve Daines raised $1.2 million in the first quarter of 2014, his campaign told POLITICO, outraising now-incumbent Democratic Sen. John Walsh.

Walsh, by comparison, brought in $947,000 in the first three months of the year, his campaign announced earlier this week.

Daines also has a bigger warchest than Walsh: The Republican congressman has more than $2.2 million on hand, compared with just shy of $700,000 on hand for Walsh.

The first-quarter numbers were a big test of how much Walsh’s candidacy will be helped by his newfound Senate incumbency; appointed to the Senate in February to replace Democrat Max Baucus, this was Walsh’s first quarter as an incumbent. His haul was a significant increase over past quarters: He had only raised $583,000 in the fourth quarter of 2013, for example.

But the fact that Daines outraised him means it’s likely Walsh will be playing catch-up to Daines for the rest of the year.



Friday, April 11, 2014 7:57 PM

How about we measure the candidates not by their ‘war chests’ or ‘campaign contributions’ BUT by their position on issues and commitment to protecting our Liberty, Freedom and US Constitution?

Al Smith

Friday, April 11, 2014 10:09 PM

Funds raised is a good measure of support for a candidate. I agree with Lark that we need to know their positions on issues important to our freedoms and rights guaranteed by the Constitution. Speaking of the Constitution, it seems it is not being held in high regard by the present leadership in Washington. This should concern every citizen. We are a nation of laws and when a law is passed by the congress it is to be upheld and enforced by the administration…all of the law, not just those parts politically advantageous while ignoring or suspending those that are not. But spying on us and using the IRS to intimidate political opponents is not so good either. Must be time for change, for the GOP to take control of the Senate this November, retain control of the House, and then win the presidency in 2016. After eight years of chaos it will be time for common sense to rule.

J. C. Kantorowicz – Great Falls

Saturday, April 12, 2014 8:03 AM

As a former military man, Walsh was required to take “The Oath”. The first time I took “The Oath” was 11 August 1967. I have renewed that oath many times in the years since then…….. And…. I have NEVER rescinded nor have I ever modified “The Oath” as many do. It is abundantly clear from the words and actions taken by most of those in the Democrat Party that “The Oath” means nothing to them….. Hollow, empty words proclaiming allegiance to an archaic document and ideals.

So….. My question to Walsh is….. “When did you, Senator Walsh, decide that allegiance to our flag, Constitution and country was not as important as allegiance to a political party?”


Saturday, April 12, 2014 6:11 PM

Kudos to Lark- Al Smith and JC for reinforcing not only my thoughts and wishes but allot of fellow Montanans. We need to hold Obama and his henchmen accountable as our way of life and overall foundation of America is slipping away. I wish I could push the Reset button and make the Liberals and so called do gooders disappear. I have nothing else to add as you Gentleman are off to a good start!!!

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