It is always interesting to browse thru the political campaign reports that are required to be filed by Montana’s political practices. The most recent filings show that former Speaker of the House Bob Bergren has again failed to file his campaign finance reports. I guess when you are one of the people making the laws you don’t have to be bothered following them. If you are interested in seeing all the local candidates’ reports you can find them here.
One report I found quite interesting was filed by House District 33 candidate Jack Tretheway. From the last report filed on June 27th and this report filed on October 21st Jack’s campaign has raised over $7,366 with only $1,155 coming from people living in his voting district. Most of his support comes from government politicos and firefighters union people. Doesn’t seem like a whole lot of support locally considering a good portion of his local donated dollars came from relatives. What I find most alarming was the fact that he spent most of his campaign funds with an out of state advertising firm called Bridge Communications where he shelled out $4,849 for campaign signs and brochures. I guess all that talk about going to Helena to create jobs and grow the economy was intended for growing the economy in Newington CT where Bridge Communications is located.
Why not take a few minutes and take a look at all of the local candidate’s reports? See who is supporting them and where they are spending their campaign dollars