POLITICO also found Monday that Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.) received a $500 donation in 2014 from Richard B. Spencer, the head of the Montana-based National Policy Institute, which is listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
I have no idea where this is coming from, but let there be no doubt: I do not support Congressman Ryan Zinke, mainly due to his foreign-policy positions, and I did not and would not donate to his campaign.
I can think of three possibilities for how this error occured:
- There is another Richard B. Spencer in the state who supports Zinke;
- Some error was made in filing or in Politico's research;
- Someone made this donation on my behalf as a way of smearing Zinke.