Greg Gianforte saw surge in donations after assaulting Guardian reporter

The report from the Federal Election Committee shows that the day after the incident, Gianforte’s campaign brought more donation money than it had in the prior five days combined, including 25 donations of the maximum $2,700 allowed by law from an individual to a given candidate. For perspective, the day before the assault, Gianforte had received two such maximum donations. The day before that, he received none. In total, the campaign collected more than $116,000 after the attack.

The FEC filing is consistent with statements made by Gianforte’s campaign on election day that more than $100,000 had come in since the incident.

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