Montana's 2020 election
Montana's 2020 election
The Montana Free Press guide
Republican for State Auditor
Downing is a military veteran who ran in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in 2018.

Key coverage in the race for State Auditor

Race profile: Watching the insurers

Republican Troy Downing and Democrat Shane Morigeau bid to succeed Matt Rosendale in the race for the important but often overlooked office of State Auditor.

Montana Lowdown: Shane Morigeau

State Rep. Shane Morigeau interviewed by MTFP Editor-In-Chief John Adams before the June 2020 primary

MTN News debate: State Auditor

Video of Downing and Morigeau at their MTN News debate
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Fundraising and campaign spending

As a state candidate, Downing 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 10/14/2020.
Total raised
Total spending
Itemized individual contributions
From committees
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: Troy Downing (R)

Portion of itemized fundraising from Montana donors
Itemized individual contributions
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.

On the issues

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

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