Montana Politics

Is Brad Johnson Even Running for the PSC?

On the heels of Brad Johnson’s arrest news, some more bad news for the candidate for the District 5 PSC seat: he hasn’t raised any money:

Bill Gallagher, a Helena attorney running in Western Montana’s District 5, reported Thursday that he’s raised $13,800 in campaign funds through Sunday, including $7,000 of his own money.
That’s almost seven times the amount raised by his Republican primary opponent, former Montana Secretary of State Brad Johnson, who had garnered only $2,100 in campaign funds, including $1,500 from his own pocket.

While it’s fair to say that no one is raising a ton of money for these primaries, Johnson’s case seems exceptional. He’s a former statewide officeholder for the GOP, the kind of person you’d expect to be able to raise at least a little coin.

Of course, looking at Johnson’s web site might have led prospective donors to reconsider.

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Don Pogreba is an eighteen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.
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