Zinke continues questionable campaign fundraising
Rosendale lacks supporters, funding his own campaign
(Helena, MT) – While his campaign is under investigation for potential campaign violations, U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke continues to travel the country to raise money from out-of-state special interests.
Zinke raised more money for one company than he did from all Montanans. While only 18% of Zinke’s campaign funds came from Montanans, more than 25% of his campaign funds came from executives of the Florida-based Fidelity National Financial Inc. and affiliated businesses.
Zinke admits that he needs to drum up more money in state, but only because he's under the spotlight. When asked about how most of his money is coming from a single source in Florida, instead of taking responsibility, Zinke tries to throw the focus onto Rosendale calling him a 'carpetbagger.'
Matt Rosendale has raised even less money from Montanans. Less than 8% of Rosendale’s campaign donation came from Montanans.
In fact, Rosendale has raised so little from supporters, he was forced to loan campaign $500,000.
“It’s telling that both of Zinke and Rosendale have raised so little from Montanans. Both of these candidates represent stances that are bad for Montana families and out of touch with Montana values, which is why they are struggling to gather widespread Montana support,” said Bryan Watt, spokesperson for the Montana Democratic Party. “Montanans value transparency and playing by the rules, which Zinke would know if he spent more time in Fort Benton and Forsyth instead of Florida.”