Lecturer David Dodson (I) will launch a challenge to Sen. John Barrasso (R), with plans to spend $1 million of his own money.
“Dodson is the latest candidate to jump in with the backing of a group called Unite America, which is providing campaign infrastructure and donor support for independent candidates for Senate in Maryland and Missouri.”
“Mega-donor Foster Friess and Blackwater USA founder Erik Prince had both been talked about as potential candidates against Barrasso in the Republican primary, but neither materialized. Dodson, a longtime Republican himself, said that he believes that making Barrasso run hard across the state through the general election is the only real path to victory.”
“I want as an independent, I want to return my party to the party of Alan Simpson and Ronald Reagan,” he said.
“Barrasso has about $5 million on hand, and hasn’t faced a serious challenge in either of his two previous elections to hold his seat.” (Politico)