Montanans made Greg Gianforte and his friends spend an ungodly amount of money to win the Special Election. It took millions and millions of dollars for him to gain just 4% in the polls. He might be the most expensive and least popular candidate to run in Montana politics.
Also, after Body-Slamgate, Gianforte’s political aspirations may have hit a ceiling. It’s unlikely Right-to-Work Gianforte will be taking up residence in the Governor’s Mansion anytime soon.
Body-Slamegate happened too late, voter turnout was low, and national groups did not invest in Montana. It’s too bad, because we could have elected a populist instead of the neoliberal D.C. Democrats are so intent on sending to Congress for one term.
Trump now has one more yes man in D.C. for his anti-worker, anti-middle class, anti-poor agenda. And Congress has one more millionaire representing the rest of us.