Greg Gianforte (or as Twitter has dubbed him “GiantFortune”) has dumped hundreds of thousands on a television ad buy, even though he only has about $300k in the bank.
Bullock has consistently out-raised Gianforte and has over $1.1 million cash on hand. This means Gianforte has already dipped into his personal fortune in attempt to get his campaign off the ground–and running the risk of alienating voters who don’t want Montana’s chief executive office to be sold off to the richest candidate.
As I’ve mentioned before, Gianforte’s got a real problem here. Not only is Bullock the most popular elected in the state, he’s also got a stellar economic report card across the board.
More Montanans are working than ever before, for starters, and unemployment is a full point below the national average. Plus we’re the top state for entrepreneurial activity and are ranked by JP Morgan as the most fiscally prudent state in the U.S.
Plus Mr. GiantFortune is way out in lala-land when it comes to a brand range of basic issues -like campaign finance reform, public lands, jobs, discrimination, etc. Not to mention how he’s still refusing to even answer basic questions about the issues on a daily basis. (Not good.)
You’d also think someone who is desperate for voters to not think of him as a tech guy instead of a bankroller of extreme religious views (so desperate that his campaign even edited a phrase calling Gianforte “an evangelist for the tech industry” [screenshot] ) would post his ads on the internet…