GOP sues over attorney general's fundraising


HELENA — Republicans are seeking a court's intervention in their ongoing dispute with Attorney General Steve Bullock and his campaign fundraising methods.

Bullock, a Democrat, has not formally declared if he will seek re-election or run for governor.

Bullock has been raising money without specifying which office he is seeking. But his campaign website lets donors send in donations of up to $1,200 — an amount only a candidate for governor can accept.

The past and present commissioners of political practice have said that nothing in state law prevents the move.

The Montana Republican Party sued the office Thursday, challenging an earlier decision on the matter and asking a judge to intervene.

A spokesman for Bullock did not immediately comment. The attorney general has previously defended his fundraising tactic as legal.


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