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
Montana congressional race draws cash from outside state

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — National Democrats have increased their investment in this month's Montana special congressional election, but whether it will make a difference remains to be seen as Republicans have poured in surprisingly large amounts of money to protect a seat their party has held for two decades.

May. 5, 2017 4:37 PM EDT
Correction: GOP 2016-Cruz-Montana story

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — In a story March 30 about Ted Cruz's presidential campaign questioning signatures submitted by fellow Republican John Kasich to qualify for Montana's June 7 primary, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of the co-chair of the Kasich campaign in Montana.

Mar. 31, 2016 6:11 PM EDT