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Fri May 26, 2017, 12:51 AM

Republican wins Montana election one night after being charged with assault

LBN thread: Republican Greg Gianforte wins Montana special election

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Source: Washington Post

Republican wins Montana election one night after being charged with assault

By David Weigel and Elise Viebeck May 26, 2017

BOZEMAN, Mont. — Republican businessman Greg Gianforte has won Montana’s sole House district in a special election Thursday, keeping a seat in Republican hands despite facing assault charges for allegedly attacking a reporter who’d asked him about the GOP’s health-care bill.

The victory, called by the Associated Press, offered some relief for Republicans, who have struggled to sell their would-be Obamacare replacement, the American Health Care Act. But it was a closer call than the party had expected when it tapped the multimillionaire to run in a state President Trump carried by 20 points — and when Democrats nominated folk singer Rob Quist instead of an experienced politician. With 78 percent of the vote counted, Gianforte led Quist 51 percent to 43 percent, according to preliminary returns.

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Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/democrats-prepare-to-claim-victory-in-montana-regardless-of-outcome/2017/05/25/d7134a1c-4152-11e7-8c25-44d09ff5a4a8_story.html

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CaliforniaPeggy May 2017 #1
Amaryllis May 2017 #2
MontanaMama May 2017 #3
Mme. Defarge May 2017 #4
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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 12:53 AM

1. Damn. n/t

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Fri May 26, 2017, 12:57 AM

2. Yeah.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 01:06 AM

3. I'm sad for my state tonight.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 01:16 AM

4. Self-deleted

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 01:22 AM

5. They mentioned that the results may not be too affected as there were many that voted early by mail

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