John LewisJohn LewisThis week: House GOP regroups after farm bill failure Dem lawmaker spars with own party over prison reform Democrats urge colleagues to oppose prison reform bill MORE (D), a former staffer to Sen. Max BaucusMax Sieben BaucusClients’ Cohen ties become PR liability Green Party puts Dem seat at risk in Montana Business groups worried about Trump's China tariffs plan MORE (D-Mont.), raised more than $200,000 in the last fundraising quarter and has nearly $330,000 cash on hand, according to the Missoulian.

Lewis is a longtime Baucus staffer who most recently served as his state director. He's aiming for Montana's at-large House seat, which is being vacated by Rep. Steve Daines (R-Mont.), who's running for Senate. 

This is Lewis's second solid fundraising quarter in a row and a sign he might be able to make the open-seat race competitive. Montana is usually an inexpensive state to campaign in, but an open Senate seat and an open House seat might drive up the costs on the airwaves a bit in the coming months.

National Democrats are hopeful they can win the seat in the GOP-leaning state for the first time in two decades and are excited about Lewis's campaign.