BILLINGS, Mont. | APNewsBreak: Spending in Montana Senate race at record $60M

BILLINGS, Mont. | APNewsBreak: Spending in Montana Senate race at record $60M

BILLINGS, Mont.— Spending in Montana’s U.S. Senate race has hit $60 million and shattered a state record as conservative groups funded by wealthy donors saturate the airwaves with ads attacking Democratic Sen. Jon Tester and seek to capitalize on President Donald Trump‘s feud with the lawmaker.

A political group backed by Las Vegas gambling billionaire Sheldon Adelson, the Senate Leadership Fund, spent about $1.5 million on anti-Tester ads over the last week and plans to double that amount in coming days, according to campaign filings and a spokesman for the group.

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