Gov. Steve Bullock is paying the state over a thousand dollars for campaign related-travel expenses.  Montana’s incumbent governor continues to use a state plane for campaigning, according to election finance reports in which his campaign paid the state $1,155.


Campaign finance reports, filed by the Bullock Campaign on Monday with the Commissioner of Political Practices, didn’t itemize the expenses covered.  But an invoice from the Office of the Governor included nine flights, for which the state requested Bullock’s campaign pay for pilot salaries and benefits associated with waiting for the Governor to return from non-government events.  The invoice listed the dates and hours of pilot time.


Bullock’s office didn’t disclose any official purpose for each flight, or events for which the pilot’s shift was extended.  The invoice itemized costs, not destinations, which reportedly have no bearing on what the campaign owes the state, according to Bullock campaign spokesman Tim Crowe.

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