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.




Key coverage in the race for Attorney General

Race profile: Drugs, health care and budgets

Attorney General candidates Raph Graybill and Austin Knudsen are divided on their approach to the Affordable Care Act, anti-meth efforts and ongoing litigation against the tobacco industry.

Montana Lowdown: Austin Knudsen

Roosevelt County Attorney Austin Knudsen interviewed by MTFP Editor-In-Chief John Adams before the June 2020 primary

Montana Lowdown: Raph Graybill

Attorney Raph Graybill interviewed by MTFP Editor-In-Chief John Adams before the June 2020 primary

MTN News debate: Attorney General

Video of Graybill and Knudsen at their MTN News debate broadcast Sept. 18
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Campaign finance

As reported in quarterly filings. Data current through 10/31/2020.
Total raised in race
Total spent
CandidateTotal raisedItemized individual contributionsCommittee contributionsSelf-financingUnitemized contributions
Raph Graybill (D)$725,288$650,110$25,030$0$50,148
Austin Knudsen (R)$416,452$373,121$27,790$6,910$8,631
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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