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

State Auditor

Runs the office responsible for protecting Montanans from fraud by regulating the insurance and securities industries. Also holds a seat on the state land board. Elected to a four-year term. Incumbent Matt Rosendale is running for the U.S. House.

Candidates

Republican

Democrat

Libertarian

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Campaign finance

As reported in quarterly filings. Data current through 08/15/2020.
$464,767
Total raised in race
$339,099
Total spent
CandidateTotal raisedItemized individual contributionsCommittee contributionsSelf-financingUnitemized contributions
Troy Downing (R)$244,066$116,085$3,410$93,140$31,431
Shane Morigeau (D)$220,701$176,557$9,530$13,500$21,115
Roger Roots (L)$0$0$0$0$0
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 State Auditor primary
CandidateVotes counted% of voteVotes behind
TROY DOWNING97,39650.0%0
SCOTT "TUX" TUXBURY58,22429.9%39,172
NELLY NICOL39,30820.2%58,088
Dem. State Auditor primary
CandidateVotes counted% of voteVotes behind
SHANE A MORIGEAU78,60661.3%0
MIKE WINSOR49,60038.7%29,006

Stay tuned for more

We'll be updating this page with new information through Election Day in November 2020.

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