Daines Keeps Momentum in Bid for Congress

By Beacon Staff

HELENA – Republican Steve Daines of Bozeman is reporting that he raised another $180,000 over the last quarter in his bid to succeed U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg.

Daines has raised a total of about $780,000 since first declaring a U.S. Senate bid last year. He switched to the House race when Rehberg announced early this year that he would be leaving the office to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester.

Several Democrats vying for the House seat have yet to formally file campaign finance reports for the third quarter.

The Daines campaign reported having about $500,000 on hand as it stockpiles cash in anticipation of a general election battle next year against one of the Democrats.

Daines is a vice president at Bozeman’s RightNow Technologies.

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