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Gubernatorial Candidates Each Raise Over $200K In A Month

Jun 23, 2020

Gubernatorial candidates Greg Gianforte and Mike Cooney each raised over $200,000 in the most recent 30-day campaign finance reporting period.

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Republican U.S. Rep. Gianforte reported raising over $248,000 from May 15 to June 15, the Independent Record reported Monday. Gianforte's fundraising total is $3.8 million, including $1.55 million in personal loans to his campaign.

Democratic Lt. Gov. Cooney raised over $206,000 during the same period, bringing his total fundraising to $1.09 million.

Gianforte has nearly $594,000 in campaign funding available, while Cooney has $169,000.

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The governor’s seat is open this year because term limits prevent Gov. Steve Bullock from seeking re-election. Bullock is challenging Republican U.S. Sen. Steve Daines for one of Montana’s two Senate seats.