The Latest: Gianforte Rejects Outsourcing Claim
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte painted Gov. Steve Bullock as a career politician willing to manipulate the truth to stay in office as the candidates faced off in their final scheduled debate.
Gianforte reacted angrily Saturday night when Bullock accused the Bozeman high tech entrepreneur of outsourcing jobs to other countries through his former company, RightNow Technologies. Gianforte said the firm created hundreds of jobs.
Bullock for his part offered a forceful defense of his first term during the televised debate in Great Falls.
The Democrat touted the state's economic gains under his watch and cast his opponent as a threat to public education and public access to streams.
There's just one month to go until the Nov. 8 election. After months of attacks by their surrogates, Saturday's event offered a last chance for the candidates to face off in person before early voting begins.