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Some conservatives justify 'manly' Montana candidate's alleged body-slam of 'snowflake' reporter

Some conservatives justify 'manly' Montana candidate's alleged body-slam of 'snowflake' reporter

After he was accused of physically attacking a reporter, Greg Gianforte had some very visible defenders while he went invisible for election day Thursday.

The Republican candidate for Montana’s open congressional seat canceled his national TV appearances after he was charged with misdemeanor assault on suspicion of body-slamming a national reporter for the Guardian at his campaign headquarters in Bozeman.

Audio of the apparent attack went viral and Montana’s largest newspapers rescinded their endorsements less than 24 hours before polls were set to close...

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