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Daines gets $193,000 from NY investor's group

February 24, 2014
Associated Press

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A group organized by a New York hedge fund manager has given a significant boost to the Senate campaign of Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Daines.

Lee Newspapers of Montana reports ( ) Friends for an American Majority donated $192,600 to Daines on Dec. 31. That's about 8 percent of the money he raised for all of 2013.

The group is a joint fundraising committee led by billionaire Paul Singer of New York. It donated another $335,000 to Republican Senate candidates in Arkansas and Alaska.

Daines is seeking his party's nomination for the Senate seat now held by Democrat John Walsh. He had $1.9 million in cash on hand at the end of 2013, versus $435,500 for Walsh.

The only other Republican in the race is state Rep. Champ Edmunds of Missoula.



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