Montana Republican Congressional Candidate Allegedly Body-Slammed A Reporter One Day Before Special Election

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Montana Republican Congressional Candidate Allegedly Body-Slammed A Reporter One Day Before Special Election

Tomorrow there’s a special election in Montana for an at-large congressional district. The winner goes to Washington to replace Trump’s Interior secretary, former GOP Rep. Ryan Zinke. The battle is between Bob Church, a 72-year-old Democrat and retired high school government teacher who plays the banjo and is always pictured rockin’ a cowboy hat, because… Montana. And in the Republican corner, there’s Greg Gianforte, a tech multi-millionaire (estimated worth: over $60 million). Backed by Donald Trump, Gianforte allegedly has ties to Russian companies via $250,000 in index fund assets. Guardian r eporter Ben Jacobs hit up Gianforte’s campaign headquarters in Bozeman, Montana to talk about those ties. Gianforte didn’t seem to like his questions, so, according to Jacobs, he body-slammed him and broke his glasses . Since this is the real world and American politics  isn’t  the WWE, that’s called assault. The Gallatin County sheriff is now on the scene:   Here are tweets from the incident: