The State of Montana stood with Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte after he body slammed an obnoxious liberal reporter to the ground who many believed was trying to agitate the candidate.
Right at the stroke of midnight Eastern Time, Decision Desk HQ has projected that Republican Greg Gianforte has defeated Democrat Rob Quist in the special election to fill Montana’s at-large House of Representatives seat. At the time of the projection, Gianforte had captured 50.9% of the vote compared to Quist’s 43.2%. Libertarian Mark Wicks had 5.8%. This was with about 62% of the precincts counted.
— Decision Desk HQ (@DecisionDeskHQ) May 26, 2017
And Dave Wasserman also projected a victory for Gianforte:
Projection: Greg Gianforte (R) elected to Congress in #MTAL special, defeating Rob Quist (D).
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) May 26, 2017
This special election to elect a replacement for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke as Montana’s lone member of the House of Representatives suddenly got a lot more exciting when Gianforte bodyslammed Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs on Wednesday night.
WOW. While I don’t agree with violence, I will say that this speaks volumes about how everyday Americans feel about the left-wing media. https://t.co/b4zdoD6nWm
— Adelle Nazarian (@AdelleNaz) May 25, 2017
No one should be surprised. #MT
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) May 26, 2017
— Richie McG (@RichieMcGinniss) May 25, 2017