February 28, 2024

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MT congressional candidates file pre-key finance reviews

HELENA — With primary Election Working day about a week and a 50 percent away, we’re obtaining just one closing search at the money photograph in Montana’s two U.S. Property races.

Montana congressional candidates manufactured their “pre-primary” campaign finance disclosures this week. In excess of the very last thirty day period and a half, fundraising continued and expending genuinely heated up.

In the 1st Congressional District, covering western Montana, former Congressman and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke extended his fundraising direct in the Republican most important. He has introduced in one more $462,472 because April 1, bringing his total for the election cycle to $2,947,291. Zinke’s marketing campaign invested $796,293 in the most recent period of time, which includes much more than $500,000 for Tv set, radio, digital and other varieties of advertising.

Previous condition Sen. Al Olszewski of Kalispell noted increasing $31,720 in that period of time, for a whole of $709,684 during the marketing campaign. He expended $219,843 throughout that time, together with about $150,000 for mailers and Television advertising.

Kalispell businesswoman Mary Todd’s campaign brought in $280,505, with $254,099 of that coming from Todd loaning her have revenue. She has expended $336,218 in April and May, together with all over $300,000 for tv advertisements and media output.

In the Democratic race, Missoula legal professional Monica Tranel reported elevating $207,077 considering that April 1, bringing her complete for the campaign to $882,230. She spent $375,049 about the very same time period, with about $300,000 of it going toward advertising and marketing and media generation.

In addition, Montanans for a Much better Congress – a super PAC, demanded to work independently of strategies – used $109,000 on Television set adverts supporting Tranel and criticizing her opponent Cora Neumann.

Neumann, a nonprofit government from Bozeman, brought in $162,332 – a lot less than Tranel’s marketing campaign for this period, while Neumann has elevated extra over-all, $1,334,441. Her marketing campaign also put in much more: $662,617, including much more than $500,000 for adverts, printing and digital consulting.

Former state Rep. Tom Winter season introduced in additional than $13,627 this interval, for a full of $108,545 throughout the campaign. He spent $23,460.48, including $5,000 for electronic consulting.

In Montana’s 2nd Congressional District, covering central and eastern Montana, incumbent Republican Rep. Matt Rosendale lifted $233,073 and put in $131,975 in April and Might, leaving him with $1,137,244 still on hand.

The race for the Democratic nomination in the east was reshaped by the dying of Condition Sen. Mark Sweeney, who experienced been the primary fundraiser in that main. Penny Ronning, a former Billings metropolis councilmember, introduced in $8,299 in the most recent period of time, bringing her full for the marketing campaign to $47,320.45. She invested $15,448 right after April 1. Skylar Williams of Billings has raised and spent a complete of about $4,000 for the duration of the marketing campaign.

Gary Buchanan, who is making an attempt to qualify for the japanese district ballot as an unbiased, lifted $45,750 in the most up-to-date period of time and put in $32,055 – which include about $16,000 on Television set, Fb and newspaper advertisements.

For 5 other Republican candidates, there were being no updated monetary experiences out there on Friday: Mitch Heuer and Matt Jette in the west, and Kyle Austin, James Boyette and Charles Walking Boy or girl in the east.

EDITOR’S Note: This tale has been updated to incorporate new fundraising figures for Penny Ronning.