Republican Greg Gianforte put down Democratic challenger Rob Quist handily in the race for the Montana House Seat. The Democrats tried to use it as a referendum against President Trump and also healthcare but it did not work. It is now apparent that President Trump and his “Clean the Swamp” was an asset for Gianforte’s campaign. The alt-left prognosticators got it all wrong, again. So sorry.
As Written By Adam Shaw for Breitbart:
As Democrats and left-wing media outlets pick over the bones of Thursday’s Montana Special House election, in which boisterous Republican Greg Gianforte comfortably beat Democratic challenger Rob Quist, some are coming to an awkward conclusion — President Trump was a help, not a fatal hindrance, to Gianforte.
Gianforte beat Quist by seven points in a race Democrats had hoped to turn into a referendum on Trump’s first few months in office, and particularly, the unpopular Republican health care bill.
Democrats had also hoped that the last minute twist in which Gianforte allegedly assaulted a UK Guardian reporter — for which Gianforte was charged with misdemeanor assault — would be the nail in the coffin.
But it was not to be, and an analysis by Politico’s Gabriel Debenedetti found that the “Trump effect” was the opposite of Democrats would have hoped. Noting that Gianforte had lost the governor’s race in November, Debenedetti concluded that the Trump robocalls and using his campaign slogans paid off. Under a heading of “Trump was an asset, not a drag,” he said:
For Gianforte, the biggest applause lines of his Thursday night speech came when he mentioned Trump and used his “drain the swamp” ……..
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