‘This race will determine control,’ Sheehy told Fox
Sheehy said “our race will surpass that,” anticipating it could exceed the $250 million mark given that Democrats are defending a vital blue seat.
“This race will be defined, unfortunately and largely, by the Democrats,” the former Navy SEAL told Fox of the race against vulnerable incumbent Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont. — the only Democrat to hold a statewide seat in the Big Sky State.
Tester announced his campaign raised over $5 million from April to June as Democrats ramp up opposition spending, with Sheehy gaining prominent endorsements from within the GOP.
Sheehy added that “this race will determine control of the Senate,” as states such as Ohio and West Virginia also remain under the national spotlight for potential GOP flips in 2024.
Sheehy’s campaign fully expects the race to break fundraising records due to the excitement around the state.
“The excitement and enthusiasm for a new candidate with a different profile than they’re used to seeing, who’s ready to be a new generation of leaders and take this country in different directions, it is palpable. And now we’re seeing not only is the excitement palpable, but it’s coming out in the dollars, too. And we couldn’t be more humbled by all the support we’ve gotten, both in state and from across the nation,” he said.
Rep. Matt Rosendale, R-Mont., is rumored to be considering challenging Sheehy in the primary, a move that Sheehy believes could potentially increase spending by tens of millions.
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