(BILLINGS, Mont.) – The campaign of U.S. Senator John Walsh today announced it raised more than $1.25 million in the second quarter of 2014.
The campaign has more than $713,000 cash on hand after investing in an aggressive paid media flight throughout May and early June, including the first ever ads holding Congressman Steve Daines accountable for a damaging record of voting against Montana in Washington, D.C.
“John Walsh is fighting for Montanans and his courageous work is turning heads here in Montana, where folks are concerned about Congressman Daines’ efforts to limit women’s rights, to privatize Medicare, his votes against veterans, and support for selling off public lands – all while voting for tax cuts for millionaires and corporations that ship American jobs overseas,” said Walsh for Montana Campaign Manager Aaron Murphy. “We’re excited about our growing support, the just latest sign of the momentum behind John and our campaign.”
Walsh is building an impressive record in his first few months in the Senate, where he has introduced landmark legislation to prevent veteran suicide and to protect Constitutional rights by restricting domestic surveillance. He’s become an essential voice against efforts to sell of Montana’s public lands – an initiative Daines has voted for twice. Walsh has strongly opposed actions to deny women the right to make their own health care decisions.
As the only Iraq War veteran in the Senate, Walsh has spoken out against the President’s decision to expand the U.S. Mission in Iraq, and continues to fight to protect veterans and improve services for veterans and their families.
Walsh has raised nearly $2.8 million since kicking off his campaign late last fall.