The Out of State Cavalry Are Coming to Help Matt Rosendale

The GOP primary race to run against Jon Tester is really heating up. Troy Downing, Russell Fagg, and Matt Rosendale are battling it out for all GOP’ers to see. Dr. Al Olzzewski is still trying to get people to mention him, or spell his name right.

The inter-party shadow boxing and fundraising sparring has now spilled out into the open as the Helena IR noted today:

At this candidate forum the best and brightest the GOP has to offer openly waled on each other. And according to the article, our empty suit insurance commissioner Matt Rosendale took the majority of the hits.

Being from Maryland, that nails on a chalkboard accent, and a record of accomplishments as long as Jon Tester’s left index finger, it makes Rosendale a pretty easy target. No one wants to make fun of Downing, that’s like shooting fish in a barrel, which might be a hunting violation, we’d have to ask Downing’s lawyer.

But much like the east-coast prep school kid who is bullied on the playground, Matt Rosendale is going to send his friends from camp after you. And rather than blazer-clad, trust fund kids, Matt Rosendale has out-of-state Super PACs coming to his rescue.

Earlier this month MTN’s Mike Dennison highlighted that Rosendale is being supported by Illinois gazillionaire Richard Uihlein. That name might sound familiar because Uihlein bankrolled Rosendale’s favorite nationalist Steve Bannon’s attempt to get a sexual predator elected to the US Senate. You all remember Roy Moore right? The guy who had multiple relationships with underage woman? The guy who Matt Rosendale endorsed and stood by despite the whole, is attracted to teenage girls thing. The guy who was so reprehensible that even Steve Daines unendorsed him? Yeah, his chief financial backer also likes Matt Rosendale. Surprise.

But the dirty money from Illinois isn’t enough for Rosendale. Due to his vulnerabilities, he’s calling in all of his special interest favors.

This week the Rosendale campaign put out a poll done by the Club for Growth. We don’t know what this Washington political organization is doing polling in Montana but maybe they are just trying to help out their swamp buddy Rosendale. The poll of course showed Rosendale doing great against the GOP field. We should definitely trust the numbers from a political group, who has bought a stake in Rosendale’s success, telling us Rosendale is going to succeed.

And finally, after getting roughed up a bit in the Missoula forum, Rosendale called in the big guns.  The mack political daddy’s of them all: the Koch brothers. The group Americans for Prosperity, perhaps best known in Montana for claiming “millions of Montanans” were joining their AstroTurf campaign against health care, have come in with a six figure ad campaign.

In Montana, when someone attacks you, you stand up for yourself. In Maryland, when someone attacks you, you call in your rich pals to help you.


20 Comments on "The Out of State Cavalry Are Coming to Help Matt Rosendale"

  1. “U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, bracing for another tough election battle in 2018, received at least 81 percent of his nearly $8 million campaign war chest from sources outside Montana, an MTN analysis shows.”-Mike Dennison.

  2. The original Art Fenske (yep there seem to be two of us posting here) | April 20, 2018 8:55 AM at 8:55 AM |

    Sweaty, how much money do you think will be poured in for PACs outside Montana to try and unseat Sen. Tester?

    How much do you think is already gushing in?

    Asking for a friend.

    • Out of state funding will be similar between Tester and his opponent.

      But judging by past elections The Dem candidate will surpass the Rep challenger.

      • @Sweaty – That’s because the big GOP donors know losers when they see them………after all, they’ve seen so many.

      • The original Art Fenske (yep there seem to be two of us posting here) | April 20, 2018 4:39 PM at 4:39 PM |

        So you would like to see serious campaign finance reform and get the dark or secretive or out of State money out of Politics?

        Me too.

      • No it won’t Swede.

        The Democrats (The party of the rich) will drop $30 million dollars on this race before Election Day.

        The only disadvantage Tester has is that he doesn’t have an opponent yet, while he is attacked from all sides.

        Turning into a Trumpist was a smart move.

        • The original Art Fenske (yep there seem to be two of us posting here) | April 24, 2018 9:38 AM at 9:38 AM |

          So you would also like to see real campaign finance reform?

          Psssst. They are both the “Party of the Rich”.

          • Party of the Rich? I guess I must have a fortune stashed away i’m unaware of…and I am the Democratic Party Candidate for HD9. Ive met several of the new candidates this year and I cannot honestly say ANY of them are “rich”-i’d say comfortable at best. But sure, i do know some really morbidly wealthy Democrats. Just having money doesn’t make you an idiot-you still have to try to be truly stupid. It’s the cash hoarders, those for whom more is never enough!

    • Huh? Who gives a shit?

      • Do you think he should gain benefit of $17 million in our tax dollars from HUD?

        Don’t you think he should reveal he is a client of HUD whenever he interviews HUD Secretary Carson?

        Who else is invested in his property investments? Maybe some of Michael Cohen’s Ukrainian relatives and Russian friends are laundering money using Hannity.

      • And one other thing. Why was Hannity so interested in not having his name revealed as a client of Michael Cohen?

        Maybe there are services Cohen has provided for him like Cohen did for tRump and Broidly.

        • I think you’re posting on the wrong story. There was no mention of Hannity here. Go troll the Fox website, and take ol Fartsky “the ass sniffer” with you.

      • The original Art Fenske (yep there seem to be two of us posting here) | April 24, 2018 9:39 AM at 9:39 AM |

        You obviously.

  3. LOL, just seen a Heenan add attacking Sinclair Broadcasting. Boy, sure happy he is after a cause we all lose sleep over. For those who thought he was an idiot, now we know for sure. Is MSNBC and CNN your standard?

    • @windy – Predictably ironic that you should be so knowledgeable about determining whether someone is an idiot. After all, you’ve seen so many of them on Fox Fraudcasting, and followed so many of them on breitbart, Limbaugh, and Infowars. You do seem to have a fascination for stupidity.

    • sinclair is a cancre sore on the dickhead of GOP Journalism. They are the predictable result of the abandonment of the “Public interest, convenience and necessity” clause in the FCC regulations on media ownership. When our Press is only answerable to Profits and not the Public we end up with the garbage we have now. We also need to return to Fair and equal Access again as well.

  4. Giantfart’s lead liar, Shane Scanlon, is now Rosendale’s lead liar.

    “Shane Scanlon, who served as spokesman to Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont. during a 2017 special election in which the then-candidate assaulted Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs, has a new role in Montana politics.

    He’s now communications director for Matt Rosendale, the state auditor running for the Republican nomination to challenge Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont. in November. Scanlon confirmed his position in a call with NBC News.”

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