Leading Dem U.S. House candidates show differences in fundraising sources

In Montana’s crowded U.S. House Democratic primary, former land-trust director Grant Kier of Missoula and Billings attorney John Heenan are raising the most money – but their fundraising profiles are much different.

Through mid-May, Kier had raised the most money from donors, at almost $760,000, with nearly two-thirds of that amount from Montanans.

But he also has donors from 38 other states and a range of professional backgrounds, including people in finance, real estate, conservation and agriculture – no doubt fueled by his work setting up conservation easements and other land arrangements through land trusts in western Montana.

Heenan has raised $592,000 from donors and put another $225,000 of his own money into the campaign.