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By Micah Drew

Greg Gianforte Wins Special Election


Jake M. Green

Greg Gianforte visits Missoula during his gubernatorial campaign in September. Gianforte won election to the U.S. House of Representatives last week.

SEELEY LAKE-Bozeman businessman Greg Gianforte won the special election for Montana's lone house seat Thursday, May 25. The Associated Press called the race just after 10:30 p.m.

Gianforte defeated Democratic nominee Rob Quist by more than 20,000 votes, receiving 50.2 percent compared to Quist's 44.1 percent. Libertarian Mark Wicks received 5.7 percent.

"Together, tonight, we won a victory for our Treasure State," Gianforte said in his victory speech.

Gianforte was the favorite throughout the campaign, but that was thrown into question after he was charged with misdemeanor assault on Wed...

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