Rosendale’s Laundry List of Liabilities

Before the Montana Senate debate tonight, we wanted to remind those tuning in that Matt Rosendale enters the final five weeks of his campaign bogged down by a growing list of scandals, gaffes, and general no-goodness.

Here are his top five liabilities:

  1. Rosendale’s phony claims to be a rancher were debunked — then he was caught scrubbing the word “rancher” from his public profiles.
  2. Rosendale admitted to illegally coordinating with an outside group, in potential violation of federal election law — and now he’s facing an FEC complaint.
  3. Rosendale is a real estate developer from Maryland who has advocated for privatizing public lands.
  4. As State Auditor, Rosendale dropped charges and fines against a top campaign donor.
  5. Rosendale has long allied himself with white supremacists and homophobes, including as a moderator of the racist “Tea Party” Facebook group.

BONUS: A new American Ledger report reveals Rosendale made over $500,000 on a Maryland property he sold in 2015 — but claimed it as a loss for tax purposes.