After a bruising, brutal, and expensive primary battle it would seem Montana’s favorite southern belle has been left at the dance for another candidate.
Rosendale barely snuck through the Montana GOP primary garnering only about 30% of the vote. He was propped up by a boatload of outside money including millions of dollars from Dick Uhlein and the Club for Growth. Matt even got his rich buddies to do his dirty work for him, sending the Club for Growth goons after Billings attorney Russell Fagg.
Fagg had barely raised any money, but he was surging so Rosendale’s camp sent in the goon squad to sink Fagg’s candidacy. They ran poor Russell into the ground with negative advertising.
But now after the fanfare of the primary is over, it seems like Rosendale’s billionaire boys club has found some new hot thing to throw their cash at. The airwaves have fallen silent for Rosendale and he’s struggling to raise money. He flew out to Washington DC to raise money, flew to California to raise money, and seems to be looking in his couch cushions to try and find some cash.
It is not surprising the out-of-state cash-well have dried up for Rosendale. His lackluster performance in the primary coupled with his disastrous cancellation of the first general election debate has shown everyone that Matt’s just not ready for prime time.
That’s okay though, Rosendale will take his licks in this election and then probably run for governor, or Secretary of State, or Congress (again). The only thing Rosendale seems to genuinely enjoy is running for different elected offices, I don’t think there’s a Senate race in Maryland in 2020, maybe 2022? That will give Rosendale enough time to move home.