By Recker McDowell
(SCOTTSDALE) — Montana Governor Steve Bullock is looking to emerge in the very crowded Democratic presidential race to take on President Donald Trump in 2020.
His underdog campaign is getting some help from former Arizona Attorney General and Phoenix Mayor Terry Goddard.
Goddard and his wife, Monica, will host a fundraiser in Scottsdale on September 25 for Bullock.
Bullock has won two terms as governor in Montana. Trump carried the state by more than 20 percentage points over Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Goddard said he likes Bullock’s ability to win as a Democrat in red-state Montana as well as his stances against ‘Dark Money’.
Goddard has led the charge in Arizona against secretive political donations.
Bullock didn’t make the debate stage for the third Democratic debate on Sept. 12 in Houston.
But he hopes to lift his campaign and appeal to moderate Democrats uneasy with the progressive direction of the party and how that might play out against Trump next year.