Bullock Reports Big Fundraising Month

By Beacon Staff

HELENA – Attorney General Steve Bullock is reporting a big month of fundraising in the race to win the governor’s office.

Bullock is a Democrat seeking to replace Gov. Brian Schweitzer, who is leaving due to term limits.

Bullock reported raising more than $100,000 in the last month. That leaves him with more than $500,000 on hand with only token primary opposition.

Republican Rick Hill has been targeted by a crowded GOP primary field as the front-runner. The former congressman reported raising more than $30,000 in the month and has about $300,000 on hand.

Some of Hill’s Republican foes have recently upped their criticisms in an attempt to woo the party’s more conservative voters. Hill, however, has not been ceding the ground and has been touting his own conservative credentials.

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