Jan 5, 2012 8:17 PM by Marnee Banks (Helena)
Democratic candidate Steve Bullock dramatically out raised the other 13 candidates for Governor this last quarter.
At $160,000 Bullock has raised nearly $550,000 for his campaign. This puts him ahead of any other candidate.
Republican candidate Corey Stapleton came in second during 4th quarter with $91,000.
Republican Jeff Essmann raised just under $86,000.
Republican Rick Hill raised $81,000 bringing his campaign total to $460,000 right behind Bullock.
Here is a list of fundraising totals for candidates raising under $50,000 for 4th quarter 2011.
Ken Miller ( R ) $36,000
Jim Lynch ( R ) $24,000
Larry Jent ( D ) $12,000
Neil Livingstone ( R ) $10,000
Robert Fanning ( R ) $4,700
James O'Hara ( R ) $3,500
Drew Turiano ( R ) $1,400
Ronald Vandevender ( L ) $0
Reports for Robert Coate ( I ) and Ronald Lassle ( I ) were not available at the time of this story.
These numbers do not include the candidate's personal contributions or loans to the campaigns.