A candidate who allegedly assaulted a reporter wins an election in Montana. Republican Greg Gianforte won Montana's special election to fill the House seat left open by President Trump's interior secretary.
The race was thrust into the national spotlight when Gianforte was accused of assaulting a reporter a day before the election. "Guardian" reporter Ben Jacobs claimed Gianforte "body slammed" him after being asked about the House GOP healthcare bill.
It really wasn't even close with Gianforte receiving over 50% of the vote, the Democrat was at 44% and a 3rd party candidate picking up 5%.
After winning, the new House member apologized: "When you make a mistake, you have to own up to it. That’s the Montana way. 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. I should not have responded in the way that I did and for that I am sorry. I should not have treated that reporter that way and for that I am sorry Mr. Ben Jacobs".