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Charles Walking Child
Lost Republican primary for U.S. House District 2 (East) in June 2022

Charles Walking Child

Helena environmental contractor
Active candidates in race

Walking Child, 52, describes himself as a Anishinaabe tribal member who also has Blackfeet heritage. He lives in Helena, where he runs an environmental contracting company, Rising Lightning Environmental Contractors LLC, that he says focuses on asbestos, lead, mold and methamphetamine remediation.

In a May 8 candidate forum, he compared Washington, D.C. to the collapse of Rome and said he wants to reintroduce God into the American education system.

Walking Child did not complete MTFP’s issues questionnaire. This biography is based on his statements at a May 8 candidate forum and material published on his Facebook page, verified against public records where possible.

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Campaign finance

Based on reporting required by the U.S. Federal Election Commission. See individual candidate pages on the FEC website or the FEC's race summary page for more information. The FEC summary page may include candidates who haven't filed for the ballot in this race with the Montana secretary of state.
Candidate
Raised
Spent
Remaining
Matt Rosendale (R)
$1.6M
$727k
$1.1M
Gary Buchanan (I)
$86k
$35k
$51k
Penny Ronning (D)
$47k
$43k
$5k
Sam Rankin (L)
No FEC filings on record
$0
$0
$0
Mark Sweeney (D)
$96k
$27k
$69k
Skylar Williams (D)
$4k
$4k
$48
James Boyette (R)
thru 5/25/22
$2k
$6k
−$3k
Kyle Austin (R)
No FEC filings on record
$0
$0
$0
Roger Roots (L)
No FEC filings on record
$0
$0
$0
Samuel Thomas (L)
No FEC filings on record
$0
$0
$0
Charles Walking Child (R)
No FEC filings on record
$0
$0
$0

On the issues

Charles Walking Child didn't respond to MTFP's efforts to collect reponses to issue questions provided to U.S. House candidates via an emailed questionnaire in May 2022.

Election results

June 7 Republican primary vote
12%
11,884
Unofficial count as of 2:33 PM, 6/13/22

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