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Montana's 2020 election
Montana's 2020 election
The Montana Free Press guide
Republican for Superintendent of Public Instruction
Arntzen, formerly a state legislator from Billings, was elected superintendent of public instruction in 2016.
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Fundraising and campaign spending

As a state candidate, Arntzen files campaign finance reports with the Montana Commissioner of Political Practices. See the COPP Campaign Electronic Reporting System for official records. Data shown here is current through 08/15/2020.
$121,270
Total raised
$91,004
Total spending
$61,208
Itemized individual contributions
$3,820
From committees
$35,000
Self-financing
$21,242
Unitemized
Note: Self-financing includes candidate contributions and campaign loans. Prior to Jan. 17, 2019, these figures underreported fundraising for state candidates by omitting unitemized contributions. Unitemized contribution totals, which include small-dollar donations, are calculated here by subtracting itemized cash contributions from reported fundraising totals.

Contributions by zip code: Elsie Arntzen (R)

95.5%
Portion of itemized fundraising from Montana donors
314
Itemized individual contributions
90
Number at $360 contribution limit
Note: Individual donors are limited to giving $710 per election to gubernatorial candidates and $360 per election to candidates for other statewide offices, with the primary and general contests counted as separate elections.


Primary questionnaire responses

Due to time constraints, MTFP didn't conduct a candidate questionnaire for this race before the June primary.

Stay tuned for more

We'll be updating this page with new information through Election Day in November 2020.

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