In gov race, Gianforte outpaces Cooney almost 4-to-1 on campaign money

HELENA — As the 2020 general-election race for Montana governor gets under way, Republican candidate Greg Gianforte’s campaign has accumulated almost four times the money of his Democratic competitor, Mike Cooney – but that total includes $1.5 million of Gianforte’s own money.

Gianforte reported Monday that his campaign has raised about $3.83 million through June 15, compared to about $1.1 million for Cooney. When it comes to money raised from donors, Gianforte has about a 2-to-1 edge.

Gianforte, Montana’s current Republican congressman, also has been spending his campaign money – almost $3.3 million through last week.