Democrats Williams, Cooney in tight fundraising battle for MT governor’s race

With Montana’s June primary election now less than four months away, voters can expect things to heat up on the campaign trail.

Case in point: Montana’s race for governor, where incumbent Democrat Steve Bullock is term-limited after eight years in office.

Two Democrats are vying for their party’s nomination: Lt. Gov Mike Cooney and newcomer Whitney Williams, and both are locked in a tight race when it comes to fund raising.

Over the last three months of 2019, the Williams campaign raised $439,000 with donations from 29 states. Nearly three-fourths of her total was from outside Montana, including $107,000 from California and $87,000 from Washington state donors. Her Montana donations totaled $104,000.