Tester reports record $2 million fundraising quarter

Montana farmer’s campaign has $3.6 million in cash on hand

BILLINGS, Mont. – The U.S. Senate campaign of Montana farmer Jon Tester today reported that it raised nearly $2 million in the second quarter of 2012.

Tester raised $1,941,590.15 during the period between April 1 and June 30—the most he has ever raised in a single quarter as a U.S. Senate candidate.

Tester’s campaign has $3,629,212.39 in cash on hand.

“This grassroots campaign continues to gain momentum because Montanans know Jon is up against secretive, out-of-state special interests that are spending millions to buy votes for Congressman Dennis Rehberg,” said Montanans for Tester Campaign Manager Preston Elliott.  “Montanans support Jon because they know he’s an honest Montana farmer who makes responsible decisions, holds himself accountable, and defends our freedoms.”

As always, Tester will submit his fundraising report electronically to the Federal Elections Commission, where it will be publicly available online.  Tester has authored legislation that would require all U.S. Senate candidates to follow his lead in fundraising transparency.