Russell B. Bentley Candidate

Born: June 20, 1960
Austin, Texas
United States
Resided: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Hennepin County
Death: --
Gender: Man
Occupation: Arborist
Military Service: U.S. Army, Combat engineer.
Political Party: Grassroots
Notes: Bentley later moved to Texas and gained national attention blogging and making pro-Russia videos against Ukraine in the Donbas region. He became known as "The Donbas Cowboy."
Sources: Minneapolis Star Tribune, November 1, 1990 (p. V1). Texas Monthly, "War of Words: Meet the Texan Trolling for Putin," April 2018. Newsweek, "Who is Russell Bonner Bentley? Texas Man 'On the Front With Russian Troops' in Ukraine," March 1, 2022.
Photo of Russell B. Bentley
Photo of Russell B. Bentley
Minneapolis Star Tribune, November 1, 1990 (p. V1).

Election Details

Number of state/federal offices sought Number of campaigns Number of winning campaigns
2 2 0
Date Election Stage Party Votes Percent Result
11/03/1992 U.S. House, District 05 General Grassroots 6,786 2.45% Lost
11/06/1990 U.S. Senate General Grassroots 29,820 1.65% Lost