Rick Hill’s campaign donors can rest assured that their money is being well spent–to allow Rick Hill to criss-cross Montana in the finest of Japanese automotive luxury.
According to campaign finance reports Hill filed yesterday, every month the campaign pays $329 to the American Honda Finance Corporation. The campaign finance report is online in pdf form here, and here is a screenshot of some of the payments:
In 2004, the press wrote about Schweitzer’s American truck that he purchased in Idaho, with his own money, but I guess they see no problem with the fact that Rick Hill is buying luxury Japanese cars with campaign donations.
The justification for such a campaign expense is questionable, unheard of in Montana state level politics, however, it is true that some sitting members of Congress have been known to lease themselves personal vehicles to travel around their home states in style. I guess Rick Hill’s just been in Washington too long to realize that he should be driving the state in a used pickup like everybody else. Regardless, we hope someone will provide more information on the matter soon.