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Montana's 2020 election
Montana's 2020 election
The Montana Free Press guide

Attorney General

The state’s chief law enforcement and legal officer, who oversees the state Department of Justice, issues legal opinions interpreting state law, and advocates for the public interest in certain legal proceedings. One of five seats on the state land board, and elected to a four-year term. Incumbent Tim Fox is facing term limits and made an unsuccessful run for governor.

Candidates

Republican

Democrat

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Campaign finance

As reported in quarterly filings. Data current through 08/15/2020.
$789,782
Total raised in race
$457,369
Total spent
CandidateTotal raisedItemized individual contributionsCommittee contributionsSelf-financingUnitemized contributions
Raph Graybill (D)$502,744$453,031$14,860$0$34,853
Austin Knudsen (R)$287,038$259,168$17,230$5,990$4,651
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.
Source: Campaign finance reports filed with the Montana Commissioner of Political Practices. See the COPP-administered Campaign Electronic Reporting System for official records.

Primary results

Vote totals from Montana's June 2, 2020 primary election.
GOP Attorney General primary
CandidateVotes counted% of voteVotes behind
AUSTIN KNUDSEN116,47159.8%0
JON BENNION78,41540.2%38,056
Dem. Attorney General primary
CandidateVotes counted% of voteVotes behind
RAPH GRAYBILL80,03757.1%0
KIMBERLY P. DUDIK60,14042.9%19,897

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