Montana Lt. Gov. John Walsh (D) has raised $583,000 in his first three months as a Senate candidate and has $435,000 in the bank for the race to replace retiring Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), according to the Billings Gazette.
Walsh's fundraising haul falls far short of what his likely opponent, Rep. Steve Daines (R-Mont.), brought in. Daines raised $1.1 million in the same period and has $1.9 million for the race.
Daines is favored in the race and has far outpaced Walsh in fundraising.
But it's not all bad news for Walsh. His haul isn't terrible for a first-time candidate in an inexpensive state. Additionally, Walsh's primary opponent, former Montana Lt. Gov. John Bohlinger (D), raised just $10,000 and has no money in the bank after loaning himself an additional $10,000, Bohlinger's campaign told the Gazette. Bohlinger has said he could drop out of the race, if Walsh is appointed to the Senate.