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Governor responds to Gianforte's challenge during Billings City College visit

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BILLINGS, Mont. -

Governor Steve Bullock stopped in Billings as a part of a statewide look at workforce development and training. He said he never wants to see Montana lose a business due to lack of talent and work force. He says he's working with more than 200 private businesses to make sure they're all meeting each other's needs. The governor said the ability to talk to students is why he loves touring schools.

While in Billings, KULR-8 had the opportunity to ask Bullock about his thoughts on Greg Gianforte's recently-announced gubernatorial bid.

"Gianforte just recently said he wasn't going to take any PAC money. I'm wondering what you have to say in response to that?" KULR-8's Leah Jordan asked.

"I've actually been out seeing the good things that were doing...it's news to me, and ill take a look at what the candidate might be saying and respond at that point," Bullock responded.

After the Bullock campaign had a chance to digest the challenge from Gianforte's campaign, they issued a statement to us:

Bullock's Campaign Manager Eric Hyers said, "Look, for Gianforte to be taken seriously, why doesn't he start by pledging he won't spend or funnel more than $1,300 of his own fortune into this campaign?" he said. The response continued by stating, "Here's a guy that's dumped hundreds of thousands of dollars into groups who lobbied against Montana's Disclose Act and a guy that Koch brothers' PAC, Aegis PAC, soliciting funds on his behalf on this very day. Montanans shouldn't waste time on his tired political gimmicks and hypocrisy."

KULR-8 will keep you updated on Gianforte's response to the words from the Bullock camp -- if there is one.

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