Mike Dennison first reported that Lynda Moss, Grant Kier, and John Heenan all officially filed Thursday morning to take on Greg Gianforte for Congress. Kathleen Williams filed later in the day and These four Democratic hopefuls will possibly be joined in the race by Jared Pettinato. These five just met in the second debate of the Democratic primary, report on that forthcoming from Don Pogreba.
KXLH posted this video of the candidates filing their paperwork:
Grant Kier was the first to mention his fundraising for the end of 2017 quarter and his campaign manager Jake Brown had this say:
Montanans are tired of the lack of leadership that Representative Gianforte continues to demonstrate, and they’re making their voices heard.
Though the official FEC report from the Kier campaign has not been released his combined first two quarters would make his total raised $440,000. John Heenan posted the highest first-quarter fundraising numbers breaking records for fundraising in a first quarter. Heenan is expected to continue his fundraising lead with a total of over $500,000 raised according to this report from MTN News’ Mike Dennison.
Mike Dennison’s report for MTN News continued:
Heenan said he’s running because Montanans need a representative who’s “going to stick up for Montanans, not do the bidding of corporations and the ultra-wealthy.”
It will be interesting to see what Moss, Williams and Pettinato raised and see if they are keeping up the pace with this highly competitive race to unseat the most unpopular politician Montana may have ever seen in Congressman Greg Gianforte.