HELENA – Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Hill outraised his Democratic opponent, Steve Bullock, for the second straight month as the campaigns heated up for the Nov. 6 election.
Monday was the deadline for campaign finance reports from candidates for statewide office for the period from Aug. 6 through Sept. 5.
Bullock, the first-term attorney general, has significantly more cash to spend in the remaining months, and he has started to use it in an advertising blitz.
Hill, a former congressman, reported raising $229,349 for the month. His campaign reports spending $116,745 in that period, leaving him with $436,617 cash on hand.
Bullock raised $190,195, which includes $6,439 in in-kind donations. His campaign spent $231,941, mostly on television ads, and he still has $782,786 in the bank.
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