Most of Montana’s major newspapers ran an Associated Press article yesterday such as this one in the Helena Independent Record about Senator Jon “No Ear Marks Ever” Tester rejecting Congressman Rehberg’s offer to only run their campaigns funded exclusively with money from Montana donors.
Interestingly the Havre Daily “News” broke from the Associated Press article with some observations posed as fact from award winning journalist Timmy Leeds. Since Tester’s rejection of Rehberg's offer to run a campaign strictly funded by Montana voters made Timmy’s candidate look bad he decided to do a little “investigative” reporting by googling on OpenSecrets.org where he learned that Tester has nearly a $2 million dollar fundraising advantage over Rehberg because of out of state contributions. Also Timmy learned after a little goggling on the Center for Responsive Politics that bad old Rehberg also has about $95,000 in lobbyist donations in his coffers himself even though he often chides Tester for being the number 1 recipient of lobbyist money in all of this year’s races. What Timmy failed to mention was that Rehberg also offered to send these donations back and keep Montana politics local if Tester would do the same.
Read one of the Associated Press articles such as the one in the Independent Record and then read the Timmy Twisted article in the Havre Daily “News” derived from the same Associated Press article and tell me what you think
I am sorry that Jon-boy got out played on this ploy but I personally think that both Tester and Rehberg ought to refuse third party advertisements on their behalf and also refuse to accept money from outside Montana to truly keep this election for Montanans by Montanans.