Montana's 2020 election
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Secretary of State

Oversees Montana elections and manages state records, as well as serving on the state land board. Elected to a four-year term.


Campaign finance

As reported in quarterly filings. Data current through 12/31/2019.

Total raised in race
Total spent
CandidateTotal raisedItemized individual contributionsCommittee contributionsSelf-financingUnitemized contributions
Christi Jacobsen (R)$113,378$52,425$0$60,582$371
Scott Sales (R)$112,595$83,895$2,100$26,340$260
Bryce Bennett (D)$104,592$94,475$0$100$10,017
Forrest Mandeville (R)$25,482$9,710$0$15,500$272
Bowen Greenwood (R)$11,519$11,440$0$0$79
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.

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