HELENA — The Democratic Governors Association is spending heavily to oppose Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte and to support Montana Democrats in the final days before the elections.
The DGA-funded Good Jobs Montana political action committee spent $803,000 on television ads opposing Gianforte between Oct. 20 and Oct. 27. The ad buys were funded in part with an infusion of $425,000 made that week by the national organization.
Campaign finance reports released Tuesday also show the DGA also gave $240,000 to the Montana Democratic Party last week.
Gianforte is in a close race against the incumbent, Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock.
The new reports show Gianforte gave his campaign another $500,000 last week, while Bullock raised $155,000.
Gianforte’s campaign had $345,200 left in the bank as of Thursday. Bullock had about $156,700 left to spend.
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