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Lead ‘Citizens United’ Opponent Also Fights Illegal Donations in His Own Race
A Montana court has sided with Steve Bullock, ordering that his opponent in the state’s gubernatorial race, Rep. Rick Hill, cease spending any of an illegal $500,000 contribution he accepted and take down any ads that were purchased with those funds.
“This decision confirms what Montanans know – no one is above the law. Steve Bullock has led the national fight to make sure that it’s people, not corporations and special-interests, that decide our elections,” said Kevin O’Brien, campaign manager for Bullock, who has been called ”the biggest threat to Citizens United.”
“Montana voters know that Steve is not afraid to stand up to the out-of-state special interests and ensure that our government works for farmers and ranchers, small-business owners and middle-class families. Congressman Hill now needs to do the right thing and give the illegal contribution back.”
When leveling the playing field to only legal contributions, Bullock’s campaign raised twice as much as Hill during the last reporting period.
“I’m proud that I can say two things Congressman Hill can’t: All of our contributions are completely legal, and we have a strong fundraising base. In just 42 days, we raised over $320,000 from over 2,500 people – that’s three times as many contributors and double the funds as the Congressman’s campaign,” Bullock said. “I’m energized by the support we’ve received and proud we’re running a law-abiding campaign that Montanans can be proud of.”
Bullock raised a total of $321,461 from over 2,500 contributors this reporting period, for an average of $7,653 per day.
Hill received $163,830 in legal contributions this reporting period, from less than 900 donors, for an average of $3,900 per day, according to initial reports.
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