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Olszewski picks state senator as running mate

Olszewski picks state senator as running mate


Republican governor candidate Al Olszewski, a state senator from Kalispell, has picked a fellow state senator as his running mate.

State Sen. Kenneth Bogner, of Miles City, will be the lieutenant governor candidate. 

Bogner was a combat engineer in the U.S. Marine Corps and has a master's degree in public policy. He has also worked as a staffer in the state Senate and as a field representative for U.S. Sen. Steve Daines.

In a press release, Bogner said it was a "great honor" to run with Olszewski.

"I respect Al's service to our country and state. I look forward to helping him pass meaningful reforms to state government, writing a sustainable budget, building up our rural and natural resources communities, standing up for the sanctity of human life and our constitutional rights," Bogner said in a statement.

U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte and Attorney General Tim Fox are also running in the GOP governor primary.

Campaign finance reports for the third quarter of the year are due Saturday. 

In reports filed over the summer, Gianforte in one month out-raised both Fox and Olszewski over the quarter. Gianforte brought in, not including a $50,000 loan he gave his campaign, nearly $340,000. Fox raised about $225,500. Olszewski captured about $32,500 and loaned himself $100,000.


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