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Glendive Republican Rosendale loans his campaign another $250,000

February 1, 2014

By Charles S. Johnson, The Montana Standard, Butte

Feb. 01 --Republican U.S. House candidate Matt Rosendale made another $250,000 loan to his own campaign in the final quarter of 2013, a report filed with the Federal Election Commission Friday showed. Rosendale, a Republican state senator from Glendive , is one of five Republicans and one Democrat in the race for the House seat being vacated by Rep. Steve Daines , R- Mont. , who is running for the Senate this year. Rosendale's $500,000 in total loans and $1,922 in personal donations helped bring his total campaign receipts from contributions and loans to $607,340 as of Dec. 31 , the most of any candidate in the House race. For the quarter, he raised about $286,500 , counting the loan. However, if his personal loans and donations are not counted, Rosendale raised slightly more than $105,400 from sources other than himself for his campaign. He collected $102,750 from individuals and $2,500 from political action committees. Rosendale's campaign has spent about $174,400 so far and reported having about $432,950 left in bank on Dec. 31 . Former state Sen. Corey Stapleton , R- Billings , reported Friday he had raised about $330,580 for his campaign, including about $30,800 for the latest three months. Stapleton reported raising $329,570 from individuals and $1,000 from a PAC. He hasn't donated or loaned money to his own campaign. Stapleton has spent $273,145 so far and reported having about $57,440 left in the bank on Dec. 31 . He had no loans or debts. Drew Turiano , a Republican from Helena , reported raising $2,540 through Dec. 31 and spending $1,717 to leave $823 in cash on hand at the end of the quarter. State Sen. Elsie Arntzen , R- Billings , hasn't filed a report yet because she entered the House race after Jan. 1 . Earlier, former state Sen. Ryan Zinke , R- Whitefish , reported he had raised more than $447,000 for the entire campaign, spent about $98,000 and had more than $349,000 in cash on hand on Dec. 31 . He reported no personal donations, loans or debt. The lone Democrat, John Lewis of Helena , reported earlier he had raised about $396,000 as of Dec. 31 , including $200,000 in the fourth quarter. He had spent about $68,000 so far to leave a cash balance of about $328,000 at year's end. Lewis donated $50 to his campaign and reported no debts or loans. ___ (c)2014 The Montana Standard (Butte, Mont.) Visit The Montana Standard (Butte, Mont.) at Distributed by MCT Information Services

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