Bullock endorses Cooney in 2020 governor’s race

HELENA – Montana Gov. Steve Bullock endorsed Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney in the 2020 gubernatorial race on Friday, saying Cooney’s long history of public service made him the right person for the job.

Democrats have held on to the governor’s post for nearly 14 years. Republicans said they were not surprised by the announcement.

The nod to Cooney was given over other Democrats, including former state lawmaker Reilly Neill, state House Minority Leader Casey Schreiner and businesswoman Whitney Williams. The primary is June 2 and the general election is Nov. 3, 2020.