MT’s 2020 gubernatorial race: Stark contrasts between Cooney, Gianforte

In Montana’s 2020 race for governor, voters won’t have much trouble finding stark contrasts, between Republican congressman and former businessman Greg Gianforte and Democratic Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney.

Gianforte, 59, one of the wealthiest men in Montana, will pitch himself as the “business guy” who will scrutinize government and make it more business-friendly.

“I’m running solely to create more good-paying jobs for Montanans,” he told MTN News. “As I talk to small business – we need a top-to-bottom regulatory review, because there is too much friction for small business.”