Montanans continue to generously bolster businessman Steve Daines' campaign for the U.S. House, pushing his war chest past the $1 million mark and helping him raise more than $170,000 in the first three months of 2012.
Daines has raised just over $1.1 million and currently has $726,419 of cash on hand for the November election. His record-breaking momentum is largely thanks to fellow Montanans supporting his campaign for the state's lone congressional seat.
Overall, Montanans have donated more than 70% of the total dollars raised since Daines kicked off his campaign. Since then he has visited all of Montana's 56 counties. Montana's Congressional seat became open when Denny Rehberg announced his bid for U.S. Senate.
"Rather than restrain and regulate entrepreneurs and job creators we need to restrain and regulate big government," Daines said. "Montanans want a real-world problem solver who understands what it takes to balance budgets, create jobs and deliver solutions to tough problems. I'm running for Congress to join the struggle for more jobs, less government."
Daines is a 5th generation Montanan and Bozeman native, who has spent the past 28 years working in the private sector as a successful businessman, most recently serving the past 12 years as Vice President for RightNow Technologies, a company founded and headquartered in Bozeman. RightNow Technologies has more than 1,000 employees and is Bozeman's largest commercial employer.
Total Raised: $1,125,595.66
Total 2012 First Quarter Donations: $170,950.63
Cash on Hand: $726,419.32