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Montana Supreme Court race prompts major fundraising

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Groups trying to influence the outcome of a Montana Supreme Court race are on their way to setting a record for the most fundraising collected for a justice seat.

Lee Newspapers of Montana reports, fundraising by political action committees for this year's race between Dirk Sandefur and Kristen Juras has reached a reported total of over $500,000 and the candidates collected over $600,000.

Based on inflation-adjusted totals dating back to 1990, Sandefur's combined committee and campaign fundraising is about $900,000. This sets a record for the most money collected to support a Montana supreme court candidate.

Juras and her supporters have raised roughly $250,000.

The Group Montana Trial Lawyers Association is expected to support Sandefur as well as his current supporters.

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