A Montana district judge has temporarily ordered GOP gubernatorial candidate Rick Hill to cease spending a $500,000 donation from the state Republican Party. The Missoulian:
The donation was made in early October, during a 6-day period after the state's contribution limits ($22,600 from a state party) were struck down and before they were reinstated.
The Missoulian reports that the large donation helped Hill to take the lead in fundraising over Bullock. Reports filed Monday show that, including the $500,000, Hill raised $733,000 from September 6 to October 17, while Bullock brought in $321,000.