Wins by a neck in steel-cage match for Montana’s solo at-large seat.
Rock’em Sock’em Republican candidate Greg Gianforte, best known for “body-slamming” and ego-shaming a reporter for The Guardian, defeated Democratic Candidate Rob Quist, best known as a nudist resort socialist Cowboy poet and singer.
While the final numbers are not in as of this writing, it looks like the margin for Gianforte will be in the 6-7% range.
They competed for Montana’s single at-large seat vacated by Ryan Zinke (R) when he jointed the Trump administration to lead the Interior Department. Trump won the state 55-35 against Hillary, but a Democrat won the Governor’s race 50-46. So I’m not sure what was the correct benchmark to use for this election.
This is another *win* for Democrats because they showed up and did better than they expected, even though they lost. Losing by less than you thought you’d lose is the new Democrat definition of #winning.
There are many lessons here. The biggest one is that the mainstream media remains disconnected from most of the country.
In other news:
I might be movin’ to Montana soon
Just to raise me up a crop of
Movin’ to Montana soon
Gonna be a Dental Floss tycoon
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