Tens of millions of {dollars} pour into essential Senate race as Dems attempt to derail GOP marketing campaign: ‘Relentless assault’

FIRST ON FOX: Dueling candidates within the heated Montana Senate race have reported each elevating tens of millions within the first fundraising quarter of the 2024 Huge Sky State battle – one that might decide occasion management of the chamber this fall.

Former Navy SEAL Tim Sheehy, a Republican operating to unseat Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., in November, touted his marketing campaign’s “incredible momentum” after bringing in over $3 million for his Senate campaign within the first fundraising quarter of 2024.

The funds, shared first with Fox Information Digital, embody $2.6 million that got here from fundraising, with a further $500k loaned to the marketing campaign from Sheehy himself.

“We are humbled by the incredible momentum and support we’re seeing across the state. We have been under a relentless assault with millions being spent on attack ads against us. Chuck Schumer, Jon Tester, and their liberal allies are now smearing a combat veteran because they know the hard truth: They are losing this race,” Sheehy informed Fox Information Digital in an announcement.


Tim Sheehy, founder and chief govt officer of Bridger Aerospace and US Republican Senate candidate for Montana, on the Bridger hangar in Bozeman. (Louise Johns)

“Montanans are rallying around a political outsider who will deliver common sense solutions like rebuilding a strong economy with low-inflation, creating more high-paying jobs, securing our border and ending reckless spending,” the previous Navy SEAL stated. “Come November, with the help of my fellow Montanans, we will finally retire Jon Tester and Joe Biden.”


Tester reported elevating $8 million within the first quarter of 2024, setting a brand new report for first quarter fundraising in a Montana Senate race. The Senator, who’s looking for a 3rd time period, acquired donations from people in all 56 counties in Montana.

“This record-breaking grassroots support shows that Montanans are fired up to send the seven-fingered dirt farmer back to the U.S. Senate,” Shelbi Dantic, Montanans for Tester marketing campaign supervisor, stated in a press launch shared with Fox Information Digital. “Every day, Montanans learn more about Tim Sheehy: that he’s a multimillionaire transplant from out-of-state, that he wants to transfer our public lands and shutter our rural hospitals, and that he has repeatedly lied to them about his story and who he is. Montanans know they can’t trust Sheehy, and we’re so grateful for the enormous enthusiasm we’re seeing from our neighbors who are excited to vote for Jon Tester in November.” 

Sen. Jon Tester

Sen. Jon Tester is operating for a 3rd time period in Montana. (Drew Angerer)

Democrats have put an emphasis on the Montana Senate race as they try to carry onto their Senate majority in 2024, with a bunch launched by Sen. Chuck Schumer’s Senate Majority PAC just lately spending millions in ads throughout the Huge Sky State concentrating on Sheehy.

Moreover, an article was just lately printed by the Washington Post that closely quoted Democrat-tied consultants and casted doubt on whether or not the Navy SEAL truly acquired a bullet wound in Afghanistan.

Sheehy just lately revealed {that a} bullet in his arm, which in 2015 he stated was a results of an unintended self-inflicted gun shot, was truly acquired whereas serving in Afghanistan in 2012. The Senate candidate informed the Washington Submit that he by no means reported it to his superiors resulting from worry of an investigation, prompting the outlet to interview a number of people and query the validity of his story.

The Washington Submit used Air Power lawyer Rachel VanLandingham, who referred to as Sheehy a “deeply flawed hero whose fitness for office is highly questionable” in an April 6 publish on X, as a reference to query the Republican candidate’s story. 

Republican Montana Senate candidate and former Navy SEAL Tim Sheehy. (Tim Sheehy For Montana)

The outlet additionally reported that trauma surgeon Joseph V. Sakran, a vocal anti-Trump activist and former Democrat staffer who donated over $21,000 to Democrats, stated “it is not possible to tell what type of weapon it came from nor the age of the wound.” 


Sheehy described the report as a “smear piece,” however his staff stated they “aren’t shocked” as he ramps up his Senate marketing campaign.

“We aren’t shocked the Washington Post chose to cite known Democrats for their smear piece against decorated combat veteran Tim Sheehy,” a Sheehy for Montana spokesperson informed Fox Information Digital in an announcement.

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