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Republican congressional candidate in Montana cited after incident with reporter - sheriff
May 25, 2017 / 5:26 AM / in 3 months

Republican congressional candidate in Montana cited after incident with reporter - sheriff

May 25 (Reuters) - Montana Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte was cited for a misdemeanor on Wednesday after a reporter accused him of physical assault on the eve of a special election to fill the state's lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office issued Gianforte a citation for misdemeanor assault, hours after Ben Jacobs, a reporter for the U.S. edition of the Guardian newspaper, said in a Twitter post and in a television interview that Gianforte "body slammed" him at a campaign event in Bozeman. (Reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee; Editing by Robert Birsel)

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