|Did a Republican sink his bid for Congress? Greg Gianforte attacked a reporter. Democratic opponent Rob Quist is hoping to turn the tables around.|
On the eve of the special election, Republican candidate Greg Gianforte was charged with battery and assault. The Republican candidate for the seat was caught in an audio assaulting a reporter for the British newspaper The Guardian.
Ben Jacobs said that Gianforte "body slammed me and broke my glasses" after he asked a question about the CBO score for the American Health Care Act (Trumpcare, Don't Care, Ryancare, etc..)
Democratic candidate Rob Quist is hoping to pull an upset. The candidate is a musician and rancher.
He is hoping that the local impact could drive people out to the polls.
Reporter Ben Jacobs is pressing charges against Republican candidate.
The conservatives are anti-media so obviously, there are some on social media cheering this attack.
Hell it may drive them to polls and vote for the Republican tech millionaire.
So far the race is still regarded as SAFE REPUBLICAN. If this incident shakes up the race, then it will be a surprise to me and many who view the 2018 Midterm elections as "toss-up."
If Gianforte becomes the Representative-elect, he will immediately be labeled a "ethics" risk.
Anyway, the suspect is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.