Gianforte adds another $500K to campaign kitty

HELENA — Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte has loaned another $500,000 of his own money to his campaign, increasing his personal contributions to $1.05 million – about a third of his total funding.

Even without the personal loans, Gianforte, Montana’s U.S. representative, has easily out-raised his two Republican rivals in the year-long campaign for Montana’s open governor seat.

Through April 15, Gianforte, a Bozeman businessman and philanthropist, reported raising $2.9 million for his 2020 campaign, including the $1.05 million from himself. That total includes an additional $100,000 in donations during the past month and the latest Gianforte loan of $500,000.