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Montana's 2020 election
The Montana Free Press guide
Republican for Governor
Gianforte was the Republican nominee for governor in 2016, but failed to derail Gov. Steve Bullock’s re-election bid. Entering politics after founding and selling RightNow Technologies in Bozeman, he was elected to the U.S. House in the 2017 special election and re-elected to a two-year term in 2019. He was also convicted of misdemeanor assault for attacking a reporter during his 2017 run. Gianforte filed to run for Montana governor a second time June 7.

Fundraising and campaign spending

As a state candidate, Gianforte 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 12/31/2019.
$1,437,399
Total raised
$658,043
Total spending
$1,342,432
Itemized individual contributions
$23,250
From committees
$50,000
Self-financing
$21,718
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: Greg Gianforte (R)

79.5%
Portion of itemized fundraising from Montana donors
3,576
Itemized individual contributions
281
Number at $710 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.


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