Baucus, Rehberg Continue to Outraise Opponents

By Beacon Staff

HELENA – New campaign finance reports show U.S. Sen. Max Baucus and U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg continue to raise significant amounts of money for their re-election campaigns.

Baucus, a Democrat, raked in another $460,000 in contributions for the quarter. His campaign says total receipts exceeded $570,000 when other income such as interest on savings is included.

Baucus has raised a total of $10.7 million this election season.

His Republican opponent is Bob Kelleher, a surprise winner in the June primary. Kelleher is a perennial candidate who has not raised any significant amount of money.

Rehberg, the state’s only representative in the U.S. House, raised about $205,000 in the last quarter. The Republican has raised a total of just over $1 million.

His Democratic challenger is John Driscoll. Driscoll has promised not to raise any money, saying such donations corrupt the political process.

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