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Gianforte loans himself $1M in bid for Montana US House

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By BOBBY CAINA CALVAN
Associated Press
    
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Republican Greg Gianforte has dipped into his own pocketbook by loaning himself $1 million to finance his bid for Montana's seat in the U.S. House.
    
New filings with the Federal Election Commission show the Bozeman Republican has raised more than $3.4 million since launching his bid for Congress.
    
A May 25 special election will determine who heads to Washington to fill the seat vacated by Ryan Zinke, now President Donald Trump's Interior secretary.
    
Democrat Rob Quist has collected nearly $3.3 million through May 5, with $3.2 million of his haul coming from individual donors.
    
During his unsuccessful bid for governor last year, Gianforte contributed about $6 million of his own money toward his own campaign.
    
Meanwhile, outside independent campaign groups have spent at least $5.1 million on the race.

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5/15/2017 9:43:21 AM (GMT -6:00)

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