Tim Sheehy’s Ranching Preference and Concerns about Development
Decorated military veteran Tim Sheehy is being sought after by Republicans to run against Democratic Senator Jon Tester in the 2024 election. Sheehy, who has recently ventured into ranching, appreciates Montana’s challenging farming landscape. He is a wealthy businessman. He has raised concerns about the conversion of picturesque valleys into upscale resorts and housing developments, as highlighted in a report by Axios.
Business Ventures and Charitable Contributions
Sheehy and his wife Carmen, both Marine veterans, own thriving businesses that provide employment for hundreds of Montanans. They take pride in reinvesting their earnings into the community through new business ventures, real estate investments, and charitable organizations.
While Sheehy has not made an official announcement about his candidacy, Senator Steve Daines, the head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), has encouraged him to consider running. Sheehy has also been in contact with former President Donald Trump, who is a candidate for the 2024 presidential election.
Military Background and Business Success
As a former Army Ranger and Navy SEAL, Sheehy deployed multiple times to the Middle East and received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. After retiring from the Navy in 2014, he founded Bridger Aerospace and Ascent Vision Technologies. Sheehy ventured into the ranching business in 2020, acquiring ranches in Martinsdale and starting the Little Belt Cattle Company, which focuses on regenerative ranching practices.
Luxury Property Holdings
Despite appreciating central Montana’s agricultural landscape, Sheehy’s business success has enabled him to acquire luxury properties in scenic areas. He owns multimillion-dollar properties on Flathead Lake and in the ritzy resort community of Big Sky.
Political Donations and Alliances
Sheehy is a significant Republican donor, contributing to fundraising platforms and political action committees. He aligns with conservative circles and has key alliances, including with former Navy SEAL and Congressman Ryan Zinke.
Republican Support and Potential Senate Bid
Montana Republicans see Sheehy’s military background, business expertise, and conservative values as desirable traits for a senatorial candidate. Senator Steve Daines, the head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), and other prominent figures believe Sheehy would be an excellent addition to the United States Senate.
Sheehy’s interest in running for the Senate has drawn attention, and he has been in touch with Donald Trump regarding his potential candidacy, as reported by Axios.