Republican Gianforte expands huge fundraising edge in gov race

Republican Greg Gianforte is continuing his prodigious fundraising in Montana’s 2020 gubernatorial race, blowing past $2 million for the campaign during the first two-and-a-half months this year – including a $500,000 loan he made to the campaign in February.

In his report filed Friday, Gianforte said he raised another $390,000 from donors during the first 75 days of 2020. That money, along with his $500,000 personal loan, pushed his total for the campaign to nearly $2.33 million – three-and-a-half times the money of his nearest GOP competitor, Attorney General Tim Fox.

Gianforte already had put $72,000 of his own money into the campaign.