Multi-Millionaire Greg Gianforte Caught Illegally Funneling Money to His Campaign For Governor
Commissioner Of Political Practices Refers Case to County Prosecutor
New Jersey multi-millionaire Greg Gianforte just got caught red-handed trying to buy the election for Montana governor. Yesterday, the Commissioner of Political Practices ruled Gianforte violated campaign finance laws, and referred the case to the local county prosecutor.
Since the primary, Gianforte has raised money into his primary election account to pay back the millions he loaned himself early in the race, allowing individual donors to give double the legal limit for the general election.
The Commissioner ordered Gianforte to either reverse the post-primary transfer he made into his general election account or refund all the primary contributions he received after the primary election.
Gianforte’s self-funded campaign reeks of desperation – with just two weeks left in the election, Gianforte has loaned his campaign another $4 million, bringing his total in self-financing to $7.55 million.
Gianforte’s opponent, Democratic Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney, may not be a multi-millionaire, but he outraised Gianforte last reporting period thanks to grassroots donors who know Cooney’s got something money can’t buy – good Montanan values, a distinguished record of public service, and a reputation for protecting Montanans’ public land access.
“New Jersey multi-millionaire Greg Gianforte thinks he can lie, cheat, punch, and steal his way to the Montana governor’s seat,” said DGA Communications Director David Turner. “But he’s got another thing coming – Montanans won’t elect a governor who doesn’t share their values.”