Montanans for Tester Hits Record $3 Million in Fundraising in Second Quarter of 2018

Quarter Represents Most Successful Fundraising Quarter Yet

Billings—Today, the campaign for farmer and United States Senator Jon Tester reported raising $3 million in the second quarter of 2018.

This quarter’s fundraising haul marks the most successful fundraising quarter yet and brings the campaign’s cash-on-hand to nearly $6.1 million.

These strong numbers show that enthusiasm continues to build across the state for Big Sandy farmer Jon Tester, who has received contributions from every single one of Montana’s 56 counties this election cycle.

Tester received 9,497 contributions from Montanans in the second quarter. That number – from this quarter alone – is more than 25 times more contributions from Montanans than Rosendale has disclosed since he entered the race nearly a year ago.

“Now that dark money interest groups and outside billionaires got the candidate they wanted in Matt Rosendale, it is more important than ever that we build on the grassroots support Jon has across the state,” said Christie Roberts, campaign manager for Montanans for Tester. “This quarter’s numbers show that Montanans are not going to let outsiders like the Koch Brothers or Mitch McConnell buy this election. Whether Jon is traveling the state, getting to work in Washington, or on his family farm, Montanans know Jon Tester won’t ever stop defending Big Sky Country.”

Tester has continued to fight for increased transparency in campaign finance reform. Most recently, his bill the Senate Campaign Disclosure Parity Act, which would save taxpayer money and increase transparency, passed out of the Senate last month.