Gianforte leads Busse in fundraising

Montana’s sitting governor has amassed nearly three times the funds of his leading Democratic opponent in recent months.

Republican Governor Greg Gianforte and Lt. Gov. Kristen Juras have collectively raised approximately $1.2 million in the first quarter of this year since announcing their bid for re-election. Meanwhile, Democrat Ryan Busse and his running mate, Raph Graybill, have garnered around $417,000 during the same period.

Busse, a gun control activist and author,  has raised nearly $900,000 in total since launching his campaign last September. Busse’s campaign has spent most of the money its raised, reporting having only $327,446 cash on hand. Gianforte reported more than $1,1 Million on hand.

Gianforte faces a challenge within the GOP primary from Tanner Smith, who is running alongside Public Service Commissioner Randy Pinocci. Together, they have reported raising about $60,000 in the initial months of the year.

By: Politics406 staff