Dark Money has its national broadcast and streaming debut on the PBS documentary series POV and pov.org on Monday, October 1 at 10 p.m.
A bail bond company facing fines and sanctions from the State Auditor gave nearly $13,000 to Rosendale’s campaigns in 2016. In 2017 Rosendale settled the longstanding litigation and levied no penalties.
According to an audio recording obtained by the Daily Beast, Republican Montana State Auditor and U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale may have illegally coordinated with a top NRA official prior to the conservative gun rights group spending nearly $400,000 on ads attacking Rosendale’s opponent, Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester.
Two Big Tobacco companies violated Montana’s campaign practices and disclosure laws as part of a campaign opposing a ballot initiative to raise the state’s tobacco tax, according a 14-page decision issued by the state’s top campaign cop.
The results of June 5 primary elections gave some clues as to the mood of Montana’s electorate, and all signs points to another competitive — and expensive — U.S. Senate race this fall.