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Wed Jun 28, 2017, 03:54 PM

Greg Gianforte got over $116,000 in donations after assaulting Guardian reporter

Source: The Guardian

Greg Gianforte got over $116,000 in donations after assaulting Guardian reporter

• Filing shows congressman’s campaign saw surge in donations after attack
• Twenty-five donations consisted of the maximum amount allowed


Jamiles Lartey
Tuesday 27 June 2017 23.41 BST

The Republican congressman Greg Gianforte may have earned himself a head start on fundraising for his next campaign when he “body-slammed” a Guardian reporter on the eve of his victory in Montana’s special election, according to a recent filing.

The report from the Federal Election Committee shows that the day after the incident, Gianforte’s campaign brought more donation money than it had in the prior five days combined, including 25 donations of the maximum $2,700 allowed by law from an individual to a given candidate. For perspective, the day before the assault, Gianforte had received two such maximum donations. The day before that, he received none. In total, the campaign collected more than $116,000 after the attack.

The FEC filing is consistent with statements made by Gianforte’s campaign on election day that more than $100,000 had come in since the incident.

The surge in donations also corresponded with election day, which could also have pushed some people to donate – but election day fundraising spikes are also not typical, as it is more or less too late for a campaign to do anything with the money.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/27/greg-gianforte-donations-guardian-reporter-assault

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Wed Jun 28, 2017, 04:01 PM

1. The Only Thing Better Than Being A repub, Is Being A repub Thug

 

If he had shot the guy dead, I wonder how high his contributions would have gone.

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