Montana's new congressmen will be coming to Washington to fight for GOP agenda
Republican Greg Gianforte muscled his way to victory in Montana, overcoming a challenge from Democrat Rob Quist and an election-eve scuffle with a reporter.Nor can the left wing media that tried to destroy him. This has to be a big disappointed for the anti-Trump media and the other Democrats who hoped to pick up this seat.
that led to a criminal charge being filed against him.
Mr. Gianforte defeated Mr. Quist less than 24 hours after he allegedly body-slammed a reporter from Britain’s Guardian newspaper and police charged him with misdemeanor assault.
The Associated Press called the race for the Republican more than 2½ hours after polls closed at 8 p.m. MDT.
With 83 percent of the precincts counted, Mr. Gianforte led Mr. Quist by a 50.3 percent to 43.9 percent margin. Libertarian Mark Wicks had 5.8 percent of the vote.
“Tonight, Montanans are sending a wake up call to the Washington DC establishment!” Mr. Gianforte said at his election night party. “Montanans said, ‘Bernie Sanders and Nancy Pelosi can’t call the shots here in Montana.’