Montana Republican Neil Livingstone say he and his running mate are now prepared to being “pouring more of their own funds” money to win the Governor’s seat, the Flathead Beacon reports. Livingstone is clearly hoping that his personal wealth and his background as a businessman will set him apart in a crowded field at a time when voters are concerned primarily about the economy.
Breaking out of the Republican pack will require two things. First, money. Second, a willingness to compare yourself with other candidates, not just tout your own virtues. In the Beacon article, Livingstone shows he isn’t afraid to do the latter:
“Rick Hill has had two years to put it away and he hasn’t done it,” Livingstone said. “That’s why there are 10 candidates running.”
“I’m the only candidate who has actually run a large organization,” he said.