Remember this story about Dennis Rehberg and his claim that the ranch he inherited then subdivided is somehow worth millions less than last year? As it turns out, Rehberg is not quite as ‘cash poor’ as he first claimed.
Late last week, after the story went away, the millionaire congressman formally corrected his finance report upping the value of one of his assets — Rehberg Ranch Land & Livestock — from the $500,000-$1 million range to the $1 million-$5 million range. Read his amendment to his finance report for yourself—it’s online here.
Don’t blow this off as some minor mistake (as Rehberg’s office will surely try to do). Now matter how he spins it, the fact is Dennis Rehberg’s original accounting was off by up to $4.5 million dollars.
As desperately as he wants to be a workaday Montanan like, well, Jon Tester, Dennis Rehberg just isn’t as “cash poor” and “struggling like everyone else” as he wants us to believe. He’s trying to hide his wealth so he won’t have to run as one of the richest Congressmen in America.
Dennis Rehberg’s inability to accurately fill out a financial “disclosure” comes on the heels of his last effort to make headlines, when he wrote an amendment that was so bad (allowing tobacco companies to market cigarettes to children), his own party was forced to pull it.
And this guy wants to be a senator?