WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Republican Governors Association (RGA) released the following statement from RGA Chairman Governor Greg Abbott congratulating Governor-elect Greg Gianforte on his victory in the Montana gubernatorial election, the most targeted gubernatorial race in 2020.
“On behalf of America’s Republican governors, I congratulate Greg Gianforte on his victory in the great state of Montana. After 16 years of Democratic control, Governor-elect Gianforte is the right leader at the right time to bring fiscal responsibility to Helena and expand opportunity and prosperity for all Montanans.
“Greg has spent his entire career creating high-paying jobs and enriching his community in the state he loves. With his proven track record of growing the economy and fighting for Montana values, Governor-elect Gianforte has the vision and the skill set to lead Montana’s comeback.”
RGA Executive Director Dave Rexrode added, “The RGA and DGA made Montana their top race in 2020, with both organizations spending a significant portion of their political budgets in the state. Despite being outspent by the DGA and other Democratic groups, Republicans were able to win the governor’s office for the first time in 20 years. The RGA invested over $10 million in support of Governor-elect Gianforte’s election, including statewide television, radio, digital, direct mail, and text/mobile efforts using a newly refined modeling program which allowed us to more effectively communicate with specific persuadable voters. Montana was the biggest gubernatorial prize in 2020, and Republicans delivered a decisive victory.”
The Republican Governors Association invested over $10 million in support of Governor-elect Gianforte’s election.