BOZEMAN, Mont.— Representative Steve Daines today announced that his campaign for U.S. Senate raised $1.215 million in the first fundraising quarter of 2014 and will report over $2.2 million cash-on-hand.
The $1.215 million Daines raised in the first quarter is the highest amount raised by a U.S. Senate candidate in Montana during the first fundraising quarter of the election year. In 2012, Jon Tester raised $1,214,716 in the first quarter.
“Steve’s message of more jobs and less government is resonating across Montana, and that’s a strong testament to our fundraising success. Our campaign raised more than has ever been raised in Montana by a candidate for U.S. Senate in the first quarter of an election year. A record-breaking fundraising quarter sends a strong statement — our campaign is well positioned as we begin the 2014 election,” said Brock Lowrance, a Daines for Montana spokesman.
This is Daines’ first fundraising report for 2014, and the second report since announcing his candidacy for U.S. Senate in November of last year. Since entering the race in November of 2013, Daines has raised over $2.2 million dollars with support coming from Montanans in all 56 counties.
Daines announced his candidacy for Montana’s open Senate seat on November 6, 2013. A fifth-generation Montanan, sportsman and father of four, Daines currently serves Montana in the U.S. House of Representatives.