Gianforte submits paperwork for re-election


BOZEMAN, Mont. - Republican Greg Gianforte's special election victory may be less than two weeks old, but he's already thinking about his next campaign.

Federal Election Commission records show Gianforte filed a statement of candidacy for re-election last Friday.

Gianforte won Montana's lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives on May 25. The previous day he was cited for misdemeanor assault after he was accused of attacking a reporter.

The deadline for Gianforte to appear in Gallatin County Justice court is this Wednesday, unless he files for an extension.