Cooney, Williams highlight differences in second debate

The two Democratic candidates for governor highlighted their differences and declared themselves the candidate who can beat U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte — the presumed frontrunner in the Republican gubernatorial race.


In their second debate, businesswoman Whitney Williams said she has the new ideas necessary to keep the governor’s office in Democratic hands, while Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney pledged to build on the work Gov. Steve Bullock has done during his two terms in Helena.


The two candidates faced each other at the Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture on Friday.