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Ben Jacobs

Democrats ask for an investigation on the one year anniversary of Congressman Gianforte’s assault of a reporter; we look at the latest campaign fundraising numbers; and a candidate’s past litigation may hurt his changes in the general election. Those stories and more right now on "Campaign Beat."

Ethics Complaint Filed Over Gianforte Assault

May 24, 2018
Rep. Greg Gianforte at his sentencing hearing in Bozeman, MT, Monday, June 12, 2017.
Louise Johns

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The head of the Montana Democratic Party on Thursday asked for a congressional ethics investigation into whether Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte lied to the police and the public when he assaulted a reporter last year.

Rep. Greg Gianforte at his sentencing hearing in Bozeman, MT, Monday, June 12, 2017.
Louise Johns

Lawyers for the reporter assaulted by U.S. Representative Greg Gianforte on the eve of a special election last May sent the Republican a cease and desist letter Monday.

US Rep. Greg Gianforte's booking photo. In July he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault of a journalist
Whitney Bermes, Bozeman Daily Chronicle

A Gallatin County District judge today released the booking photo of Congressman Greg Gianforte.

Gianforte speaks to media after his court appearance, Monday, June 12, 2017.
Louise Johns

Republican congressman Greg Gianforte continues to refuse an interview with the reporter he assaulted last May.  While the Guardian’s Ben Jacobs recently put the thumbscrews to Gianforte, taking to Twitter and interviews with other national publications, the issue remains a stalemate. 

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