Gianforte wins in Montana; apologizes to reporter

Rush Limbaugh ‘Studly and manly’ Gianforte beat up ‘smug and arrogant’ reporter

Gianforte used part of his victory to apologize to Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs.

In his victory speech, Gianforte gave a more thorough apology to Jacobs.

The special election was triggered after Montana's previous representative, Ryan Zinke, was appointed as US Secretary of the Interior.

Jacobs captured audio of the encounter which began with Jacobs asking Gianforte about the congressional health care bill. The Republican candidate canceled television interviews and stayed out of sight while the polls were open Thursday. The office of Montana's secretary of state released a statement saying almost 70 percent of ballots had been cast prior to Election Day, anyway: even if persuadable constituents had a change of heart after Wednesday night, for many of them it was too late.

It's also worth noting that, despite winning in last night's election, Gianforte significantly underperformed compared to how Republicans fared in Montana during the 2016 general election.

"Wow, I guess the GOP really has become the party of Donald Trump", said Meyers, showing a clip of Trump body-slamming WWE CEO Vince McMahon.

Gianforte had aligned himself with Trump.

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A few conservatives, including Rush Limbaugh, jokingly said about the incident that maybe an attack on a reporter would help any candidate win in Montana. Last night I made a mistake and I took an action that I can't take back and I'm not proud of what happened. Steves Daines (R-MT) and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan both said publicly they believed Gianforte should apologize. Though Democratic lawmakers had no problem castigating Gianforte for the alleged assault, few Republicans complained about his behavior.

Mr Gianforte received a citation to appear in court by June 7.

Gianforte, a 56-year-old software entrepreneur from Bozeman, was the favorite going into a race just several months after Trump won the state by 20 points.

Quist did well Thursday in Democratic strongholds like Missoula, Helena, Bozeman and Butte, and won most Indian reservation counties - but he lost Great Falls, usually considered a Democratic city, and he lost big in Billings, which Democrats need to at least break even if they hope to win statewide.

Gianforte: Get the h*** out of here.

During Fox News' coverage of the incident, it pointed out that three of its reporters had been eyewitnesses and confirmed the confrontation between Gianforte and Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs.

Gianforte's support came from people like Bozeman advertising executive Cailley Tonn, who voted early for Gianforte.

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