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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.

US Republican Greg Gianforte has won a special congressional election in Montana, just hours after he was charged with assaulting a UK reporter. Gianforte cruised to victory after weathering a political firestorm, observes CBS Billings affiliate KTVQ-TV. He won 48 of Montana's 56 counties, the station notes. Just 24 hours after for allegedly body-slamming a reporter in his Bozeman campaign office, Republican Greg on Thursday defeated Democratic opponent Rob Quist Tags: greg, gianforte, wins, montana, Republican Greg Gianforte wins Montana Republican Greg has won the for 's open US seat, CNN projects, defeating Democrat Rob Quist and capping off a whirlwind final 36 hours of the campaign that is one of the few tech executives to be elected to political office in the United States. Since Rep. Darrell Issa left office in 2019, is currently the wealthiest member of Congress. In