Zinke raised $2.9 million between April 2021 and May 2022.
Like all Montana politicians running for high office, Zinke chooses to spend his money not with the people he supposedly wants to represent, but instead with people located thousands of miles away.
That’s why three firms in Virginia get most of his money: $420,000 for digital advertising, $170,000 for TV ads, and $230,000 for junk mail.
It’s not because there are no Montana firms that can do this - most Republicans running for the legislature use a print shop in Billings, for instance - it’s because politicians running for federal office don’t care about Montanans.
Both Democrats and Republicans do this. We know because we’ve checked their FEC reports for years now.
But it goes a lot further than just not caring. It’s part of the grift. You see, if a candidate is not spending hundreds of thousands in accepted and approved political firms in the D.C. beltway, then they’re really not onboard with our whole corrupt system.
And when other politicians smell honesty and decency in their midst, they turn on that person with a vengeance. They’re shunned. No money will come their way. In our pay-to-play corrupt system, that’s a death sentence.
Monica Tranel doesn’t stand a chance against Zinke when it comes to the money game.
She raised just $882,000 between July 2021 and May 2022. Over $2 million less than Zinke.
She cares as little for Montana as Zinke does. She prefers D.C. firms to give her money to, not ones in Virginia. Over $200,000 was spent on advertising and more than $100,000 for media production.
Just two large purchases were made in Montana: one for printing for $16,000 and another for $5,000 to pay a staffer.
In total, Tranel spent $784,000 leading up to the primary while Zinke spent over $2 million.
Tranel got over 37,000 votes in her primary while Zinke got over 35,000 in his. But that’s misleading.
Total Dem turnout in their U.S. House primary was 57,000 while for the GOP it was 85,000.
Somehow, the Dems have to find another 30,000 votes between now and November to send their candidate to Washington.
I don’t think that’s going to happen.
Even with all the crazies coming out of the woodwork over abortion, I don’t think they’ll find the numbers.
This is the story around the country for the Dems as they’re set to lose Congress this fall. I suspect this will make them desperate. Who knows what will happen because of that.
And a quick aside about the abortion ruling.
The ruling came out on June 24. Let’s break that down:
- June: The 6th month
- 24th day: 2+4=6
- 2022: 2+0+2+2=6
What does that come to? 666
And the ruling took place on a Friday, which is the 6th day.
Oh, and there was a rare planetary alignment of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. These five plants perfectly lined up with a crescent moon.
- 5 planets + 1 moon = 6
This alignment hasn’t happened since 1864. That year, we had the US civil war as well as a war in Prussia.
But I’m sure this is all just coincidence.