HELENA, Mont. -

The Montana governor's race has generated more broadcast television ads than all but one of the 12 states with gubernatorial elections this year.
Data released Thursday by the Center of Public Integrity show the 38,868 ads broadcast in Montana between January 2015 and Oct. 3 is second only to the number of ads that have aired in the Missouri governor's race.
More than $5.7 million has been spent on ads so far by Republican candidate Greg Gianforte, Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock and two third-party organizations.
They're getting a lot of airtime for their money relative to other states. In North Carolina's race, for example, nearly 36,000 ads have aired at a cost of $19.4 million.
The figures don't include ads that aired on cable television, radio or online.