AG Race Setting Funding Record

By Beacon Staff

GREAT FALLS – The candidates for state attorney general have been raising money at a record-setting pace.

Republican Tim Fox and Democrat Steve Bullock have raised more money than any previous candidate for the office — or for any statewide position in Montana other than governor or Montana Supreme Court justice.

That’s according to figures provided by their respective campaigns and analysis by the Helena-based nonprofit National Institute on Money in State Politics.

Bullock has raised $400,000 for the race.

Fox’s campaign has brought in $308,000. Fox joined the race 10 months after Bullock started fundraising.

By comparison, current attorney general Mike McGrath raised $252,000 when he won the office in 2000. McGrath ran unopposed in 2004.

In 1992, winner Joe Mazurek raised $153,000. He ran unopposed in 1996.

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