This is too rich. Republican candidate for Congress gets arrested for assaulting an aggressive reporter, loses the support of three newspapers and still cleans the clock of his Democrat opponent in a Montana special election.
GOP candidate wins Montana House election after being charged with assault
Republican multimillionaire Greg Gianforte won Montana's only U.S. House seat on Thursday despite being charged a day earlier with assault after witnesses said he grabbed a reporter by the neck and threw him to the ground.
Gianforte, a technology entrepreneur, defeated Democrat Rob Quist to continue the GOP's two-decade stronghold on the congressional seat. Democrats had hoped Quist, a musician and first-time candidate, could have capitalized on a wave of activism following President Donald Trump's election.