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GOP Montana win may be blip in Democrats' anti-Trump hopes

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana Republican businessman won the state's U.S. House seat after being charged with assaulting a reporter on the eve of the election, a victory that may temper Democrats' hopes for a massive anti-Trump wave next year.

May. 26, 2017 11:28 AM EDT
Montana vote pits tech millionaire against populist crooner

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The special election Thursday to fill Montana's lone congressional seat features a Republican tech millionaire who portrays himself as a gun-loving, fly-fishing Montanan living the life in God's country against a populist Democratic crooner making his first run for office.

May. 25, 2017 1:02 PM EDT
GOP candidate charged with misdemeanor assault of reporter

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The Republican candidate for Montana's sole congressional seat was charged with misdemeanor assault Wednesday night after witnesses told police Greg Gianforte grabbed a reporter by the neck and slammed him to the ground the night before polls close in the nationally-watched election.

May. 25, 2017 1:38 AM EDT
California Democratic chair race angers 'Berniecrats'

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic activists loyal to the Sen. Bernie Sanders aren't ready to give up after their favored candidate came tantalizingly close but fell short of taking control of the California Democratic Party.

May. 21, 2017 4:46 PM EDT