Once you get behind the slam down of a Guardian reporter by a political candidate, you can find the real story:
(The Guardian) In a dispatch from the Guardian’s Ben Jacobs sent before he was ‘body-slammed’ by Republican candidate Greg Gianforte, the reporter finds both parties spending millions in a race with national significance...
Now, with the "slam down" story out there, the question becomes:
Will the slam down impact the race?
(The Guardian)...a Republican operative involved in the race warned “it’s going to be tight and it’s been tightening.” Although there was still a strong belief that Gianforte would pull it off, there was a sense that it would be close. The Republican operative also said that the CBO score, released on Wednesday, for the Republican healthcare bill was unlikely to make much of an impact on the race. “I don’t think it makes a difference. A lot of the folks have already voted by mail.” According to the CBO’s assessment, 23 million Americans would lose their healthcare coverage if the bill became law. Instead, the Republican argued that healthcare “was not an issue” in the race and that local factors like public lands and the candidate’s personal background were far more prominent.
In a close race small things can make a difference. Many have already voted by mail, whether the slam down of a reporter gives the Democrats the win remains to be seen when the voting "fat lady" sings.
Click here to read the whole story at The Guardian.