Belgrade, MT – A new report from NBC News today details how Jon Tester has broken yet another campaign promise, taking over $100,000 from at least two dozen former senators and House members who have gone on to lobbying careers.
In response, former Navy SEAL, aerial firefighter, and conservative candidate for U.S. Senate, Tim Sheehy said: “On his way to becoming the number one recipient of lobbyist cash, Jon Tester has talked a lot about standing up to the pay-to-play culture in Washington but hasn’t done a thing to stop it. Career politicians like Jon Tester have abandoned the American people – serving the lobbyists, special interests, and themselves instead of hard working Americans. Jon Tester is all talk, no leadership – Montanans deserve better.”
This is just the latest report to show ethics violations and broken promises piling up against Tester, coming on the heels of a CNN report that he failed to keep promises made in his 2006 ethics pledge used as a keystone of his first campaign for U.S. Senate.
Read the full story from NBC News HERE.
Read more here:
- Politico: Tester didn’t disclose meeting at Boeing and raked in lobbyists’ cash while weighing FAA nom
- Associated Press: Defense industry dollars flowed to a Democratic senator after he gained a key role on spending
- Politico: Jon Tester wanted to soften hemp regulations and turned to industry officials to help craft the bill
About Tim Sheehy:
Tim Sheehy completed several deployments and hundreds of missions as a Navy SEAL Officer and Team Leader, deploying to Iraq, Afghanistan, South America, and the Pacific region. Sheehy was involved in dozens of engagements with enemy forces, earning him multiple combat decorations, including the Bronze Star with Valor for Heroism in Combat and the Purple Heart Medal.
After being wounded in combat, Sheehy founded Bridger Aerospace in 2014 in his barn with all his savings and an all-veteran team. He led the growth of Bridger Aerospace and its sister company, Ascent Vision Technologies, and took Bridger Aerospace public on the NASDAQ in 2023. Today, Bridger Aerospace is a major Montana employer having created over 200 Montana jobs and is one of only a few publicly traded companies in Montana. Tim also owns Little Belt Cattle Company which provides vertically integrated beef production through its Certified Montana Beef program, giving Montana ranchers more local alternatives to the big four meat packers.
In addition to his responsibilities as CEO of Bridger, Sheehy is an active firefighting pilot and has completed hundreds of firefighting missions across the American west, protecting our communities from devastation as a pilot of the CL415EAF Water Bomber.
Sheehy and his wife Carmen have four children. Carmen is also a veteran, serving as a US Marine in Afghanistan.