Wrestling a snotty reporter to the ground didn't hurt, either.Montana's Special Election: 5 TakeawaysDonald Trump was an asset, not a drag.
If nothing else, the Republican's win demonstrates that a candidate’s hostility toward the media is no deal-breaker for voters -- and it might even be helpful."Differential voter motivation" supposedly benefitting those outraged by Trump appears not to have been operational in MT. Consider this: maybe Trump is only unpopular in places that didn't vote for him.
Eyeing a reporter’s press badge skeptically just after polls closed, one attendee explained, “We’re looking for the right press to flip off.”