You may have recently seen Montana Governor Steve Bullock on television promoting his new campaign finance proposal. But as it turns out, Bullock violated the terms of his own proposal and is merely using the issue as a transparent virtue signaling method to gain traction for his presidential campaign.
According to a new report, although Bullock’s proposal would prevent members of Congress from raising money for their reelection in the first half of their term, Bullock opened his own reelection account just a few months after being elected.
Bullock is misleading viewers on television about this as well, claiming: “Even a state like Montana, what we do after we get elected – we have to close down our campaign account.” In reality, Bullock opened his 2016 reelection account just seven months after first being elected. Bullock raised over $318,000 in the first two years of his term.
Additionally, while Bullock has claimed his presidential campaign will not take corporate PAC money, his gubernatorial campaign raised nearly $15,000 in the first two years of his term from a variety of corporate PACs.
“Steve Bullock is a shameless hypocrite whose virtue signaling on this issue flies in the face of his own record as a candidate in Montana.” -SLF Communications Director Jack Pandol