Democratic Sen. Jon Tester (Mont.) outraised his Republican opponent, Rep. Denny Rehberg, 2-to-1 in the first three months in the year, and he finished the first quarter with about $500,000 more in cash on hand.
Tester raised more than $1.1 million and had more than $1.4 million on hand. Rehberg raised $580,000 and transferred about $500,000 from his House campaign account, leaving him with more than $900,000 in cash on hand.
Tester campaign manager Preston Elliott chalked up the strong initial showing in the competitive race as evidence that support is growing for Tester’s “powerful record of standing up for Montana’s families, veterans and small businesses.”
Rep. Christopher H. Smith, R-N.J., left, David Goldman, center, and Arvind Chawdra right, attend a news conference in the Rayburn House Office Building on international child abduction. Goldman and Chawdra are fathers whose children were abducted by their mothers and taken abroad.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.