A TEA Party candidate from Whitefish has gotten in on the illegal money game. Tim Baldwin, son of Chuck Baldwin, is seeking to replace Derek Skees for the Whitefish House Seat. As you can see from this screenshot of Baldwin’s campaign finance report, the TEA Partier has taken two donations well above the $160 limit.
Ironically, Baldwin has bragged about his “demonstrated skill is writing and understanding Montana Annotated Code” and his “understanding of our laws.” If these claims were true he’d have given back the illegal money like GOP Attorney General candidate Tim Fox has done.
There is no known tally of how much illegal money has made its way into Montana legislative races across Montana. Check the Office of Political Practices reports to see if your local candidates have taken illegal donations.