Helena – Outside special interest dark money groups have already been pouring in millions of dollars into Montana to try to buy a Senate seat. In the past three months alone, special interest groups funded by Illinois billionaire Dick Uihlein have doled out $1.2 million in political ads in an attempt to buy wealthy East Coast developer Matt Rosendale a seat.
Last week, another special interest group indicated they were willing to spend up to seven figures to get Rosendale through the primary. It’s clear these out-of-state super PACs are desperate to prop up Rosendale because they know he will do their bidding.
ICYMI: MTN News: Illinois billionaire’s PACs buying ads promoting MT GOP Senate candidate Rosendale
By Mike Dennison
April 12, 2018
- “In the past three months, political-action committees bankrolled by an Illinois billionaire have spent $1.2 million on radio and TV ads in Montana, promoting Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale.”
- “it’s unusual to see large, independent expenditures by outside groups picking favorites in a party primary contest.”
- “The Uihlein-financed Restoration PAC reported spending $518,000 last month to produce and place a TV ad that criticizes Tester”
- “Another group funded mostly by Uihlein, Americas PAC, reported that it has spent $700,000 since late December in Montana on radio ads promoting Rosendale.”
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