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Montana's 2020 election
The Montana Free Press guide
Republican for U.S. House
Stapleton, a former state senator, was elected secretary of state in 2016, and made unsuccessful primary bids for governor in 2012 and the U.S. House in 2014. He has an engineering degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and previously worked as a financial adviser in Billings. He said in January that he would run for Montana governor, but switched to the U.S. House race after Gianforte announced his own gubernatorial bid.
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Campaign finance

As a federal candidate, Stapleton has a campaign committee that files financial reports with the Federal Election Commission. Data shown here, current through 09/30/2019, is pulled from the FEC website for the 2019-20 election cycle.
$122,270
Total raised
$38,349
Total spent
$122,270
From individuals
$0
From committees
$0
Self-financing
Note: Fundraising components shown here don't necessarily sum to total fundraising because of miscellaneous receipts and accounting adjustments. Self-financing includes candidate contributions and campaign loans.

Contributions by zip code

82.5%
Portion of individual receipts from Montana
74
Itemized individual contributions reported
$1,591
Average contribution size
Note: Average contribution size represents itemized individual contributions reported in candidate committee filings with the FEC, with duplicate entries removed. Small individual donations totalling $200 or less may not be included in the average. Individual contributions to federal candidates are limited to $2,800.


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