Montana GOP Governor Hopefuls to Debate in Billings Thursday

U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, Attorney General Tim Fox and state Sen. Al Olszewski are scheduled to debate

By Maggie Dresser

BILLINGS — Republicans seeking to become their party’s nominee for the Montana gubernatorial election meet for the first debate featuring all three candidates on Thursday in Billings.

U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, Attorney General Tim Fox and state Sen. Al Olszewski are scheduled to debate at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center. The event is sponsored by the Yellowstone County Republicans.

The primary election is June 2.

Fox and Olszewski met for a debate in November that Gianforte did not attend.

Term limits prevent Gov. Steve Bullock from seeking re-election.

Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney, businesswoman Whitney Williams and House Minority Leader Casey Schreiner are seeking the Democratic nomination.

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