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Montana's 2020 election
The Montana Free Press guide
Republican for Secretary of State
Sales, a state senator from Bozeman who has served in the Montana Legislature since 2003, announced his run for secretary of state in March. He served as senate president in the 2017 and 2019 legislative sessions.
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Fundraising and campaign spending

As a state candidate, Sales 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.
$112,595
Total raised
$11,535
Total spending
$83,895
Itemized individual contributions
$2,100
From committees
$26,340
Self-financing
$260
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: Scott Sales (R)

82.5%
Portion of itemized fundraising from Montana donors
378
Itemized individual contributions
26
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.


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