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Republican Greg Gianforte claimed a narrow victory in Montana’s special election for the state’s at-large congressional seat, defeating Democrat Rob Quist one day after being charged with misdemeanor assault.

Greg Gianforte defeated Democratic challenger Rob Quist by six points in the Montana special election despite being charged with misdemeanor assault on Wednesday, the night before polls opened. Greg Gianforte wins Montana race for Congress after 'body-slamming' reporter Read more Gianforte was charged on Wednesday night with assaulting Ben Jacobs , a Guardian reporter attempting to