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.”
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.