Knudsen dominates fundraising in AG race

Recent campaign finance filings reveal that with just a month remaining until Montana’s June 4 primary, Attorney General Austin Knudsen holds substantial financial advantages over his opponents.

Incumbent Republican Knudsen secured over $56,000 during the month raising his total raised to $394,000.  With expenditures totaling approximately $19,000, he concludes the period with over $230,000 in cash on hand.

His Republican contender, Logan Olson, has not disclosed any fundraising or spending activities thus far.

On the Democratic side, Ben Alke, who faces no primary opponent, raised $15,000 during the month, bringing his total fundraising efforts to nearly $82,000. Spending around $8,000 during the same period, he currently holds approximately $74,000 in cash reserves.

Absentee ballots are scheduled to be dispatched Friday, May 10, for the primary election. Subsequently, candidates are required to submit another campaign finance report by May 20. This report will offer additional clarity on their financial standings approximately two weeks ahead of the primary election.

By: Montana Newsroom staff