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FILE - In this May 25, 2017 file photo, Republican Greg Gianforte greets supporters at a hotel ballroom after winning Montana's sole congressional seat, in Bozeman, Mont. In his speech, Gianforte apologized for an altercation at his campaign headquarters with a reporter on the eve of the special election. A Montana prosecutor asked a judge Thursday, July 20 to require Gianforte to be fingerprinted and photographed after he pleaded guilty to assaulting the reporter, Ben Jacobs of The Guardian. Gianforte was sentenced to community service and ordered to undergo anger management counseling. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan, File)

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In this June 20, 2017, photo, Rep.-elect Greg Gianforte responds to questions at his home in Bozeman, Mont., about an election-eve confrontation with a reporter. Gianforte is set to be sworn into office on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, after winning a special congressional election nearly a month ago. He pleaded guilty to assaulting the reporter but says he is ready to put the episode behind him. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)

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Rep.-elect Greg Gianforte responds to questions at his home in Bozeman, Montana, about an election-eve confrontation with a reporter. Gianforte is set to be sworn into office on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, after winning a special congressional election nearly a month ago. He pleaded guilty to assaulting the reporter but says he is ready to put the episode behind him. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)

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Rep.-elect Greg Gianforte responds to questions at his home in Bozeman, Montana, about an election-eve confrontation with a reporter. Gianforte is set to be sworn into office on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, after winning a special congressional election nearly a month ago. He pleaded guilty to assaulting the reporter but says he is ready to put the episode behind him. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)

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Rep.-elect Greg Gianforte responds to questions at his home in Bozeman, Montana, about an election-eve confrontation with a reporter. Gianforte is set to be sworn into office on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, after winning a special congressional election nearly a month ago. He pleaded guilty to assaulting the reporter but says he is ready to put the episode behind him. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)

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Rep.-elect Greg Gianforte responds to questions at his home in Bozeman, Montana, about an election-eve confrontation with a reporter. Gianforte is set to be sworn into office on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, after winning a special congressional election nearly a month ago. He pleaded guilty to assaulting the reporter but says he is ready to put the episode behind him. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)

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In this May 25, 2017, file photo, Greg Gianforte celebrates his win over Rob Quist for Montana's open congressional seat in Bozeman, Mont. Gianforte issued an apology letter Wednesday, June 7, and said he plans to donate money to a journalism advocacy organization as part of a settlement agreement with a reporter he is accused of assaulting. In exchange, Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs agreed not to sue Gianforte over the attack, and he will not object to Gianforte entering a “no contest” plea to the misdemeanor assault charge the Republican faces from the May 24 encounter. (Rachel Leathe/Bozeman Daily Chronicle via AP, File)

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FILE - In this May 25, 2017 file photo, Republican Greg Gianforte addresses supporters at a hotel ballroom after winning Montana's sole congressional seat, in Bozeman, Mont. Press groups are asking the Office of Congressional Ethics to look into possible disciplinary measures against Gianforte, who faces a misdemeanor assault charge in connection to an election eve confrontation with a reporter. The Republican has yet to appear in court to face the charge filed against him, Friday, June 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan, File)

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FILE - In this May 25, 2017 file photo, Republican Greg Gianforte prepares to go onstage at a hotel ballroom in Bozeman, Mont. to thank supporters after winning Montana's sole congressional seat. Press groups are asking the Office of Congressional Ethics to look into possible disciplinary measures against Gianforte, who faces a misdemeanor assault charge in connection to an election eve confrontation with a reporter, Friday, June 2, 2017. The Republican has yet to appear in court to face the charge filed against him. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan, File)

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Greg Gianforte celebrates his win over Rob Quist for the open congressional seat at the Hilton Garden Inn, Thursday night, May 25, 2017, in Bozeman, Mont. The Republican multimillionaire Gianforte won Montana's only U.S. House seat on Thursday despite being charged a day earlier with assault after witnesses said he grabbed a reporter by the neck and threw him to the ground. After being declared the winner, Gianforte apologized both to Jacobs and to the Fox News crew for having to witness the attack. (Rachel Leathe/Bozeman Daily Chronicle via AP)

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Republican candidate for Montana's only U.S. House seat, Greg Gianforte, sits in a vehicle near a Discovery Drive building Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in Bozeman, Mont. A reporter said Gianforte "body-slammed" him Wednesday, the day before the special election. (Freddy Monares/Bozeman Daily Chronicle via AP)

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Republican candidate for Montana's only U.S. House seat, Greg Gianforte, sits in a vehicle near a Discovery Drive building Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in Bozeman, Mont. A reporter said Gianforte "body-slammed" him Wednesday, the day before the special election. (Freddy Monares/Bozeman Daily Chronicle via AP)

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Republican Greg Gianforte (right) opposed the GOP's overhaul of Obamacare but said he defends the House GOP caucus for making an effort to amend health care policy. However, Democrat Rob Quist said that may not be enough for Montana voters, and he urged them to send Mr. Gianforte a message at the ballot box. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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FILE - In this April 29, 2017, file photo, the three candidates, Republican Greg Gianforte, from left, Democrat Rob Quist and Libertarian Mark Wicks, vying to fill Montana's only congressional seat take part in a televised debate ahead of the May 25 special election in Great Falls, Mont. They tackled a wide range of topics, including guns, abortion, health care and money. The personal finances of the candidates, particularly that of Gianforte and Quist, have become a central focus of the campaign. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan, File)

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FILE - In this March 6, 2017 file photo, technology entrepreneur Greg Gianforte speaks to Republican delegates before a candidate forum in Helena, Mont. Big money is pouring into Gianforte's bid for Montana’s only seat in the U.S. House. Outside groups are spending more than $2 million on his behalf to help the GOP retain a congressional seat it has held for 20 years. A May 25 special election will decide who will be Montana’s sole representative in the U.S. House. Gianforte is vying against Democrat Rob Quist and Libertarian Mark Wicks. (AP Photo/Matt Volz, File)

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The three candidates, Republican Greg Gianforte, from left, Democrat Rob Quist and Libertarian Mark Wicks vying to fill Montana's only congressional seat await the start of the only televised debate ahead of the May 25 special election, Saturday, April 29, 2017, in Great Falls, Mont. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)

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CHANGES CITY TO GREAT FALLS The three candidates, Republican Greg Gianforte, from left, Democrat Rob Quist and Libertarian Mark Wicks vying to fill Montana's only congressional seat await the start of the only televised debate ahead of the May 25 special election, Saturday, April 29, 2017, in Great Falls, Mont. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)

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FILE - In this March 7, 2016 file photo, Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte, left, introduces Lesley Robinson, center, as his running mate in East Helena, Mont., as Attorney Gen. Tim Fox, right, looks on. During his run for governor, Gianforte held frequent press events. But as he campaigns for Congress ahead of the May 25 special election, he has not had the same level of availability. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan, File)

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FILE - In this March 6, 2017 file photo, Greg Gianforte, right, receives congratulations from a supporter in Helena, Montana after winning the Republican nomination for Montana's special election for U.S. House. As the May 25 special election nears, critics say he's been hard to track on the stump because his schedule has not been well publicized by his campaign. (AP Photo/Matt Volz, File)

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Greg Gianforte, Republican candidate for Montana governor, chats with supporters while his campaign waits for the votes to be counted in the Montana governor's race, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in Bozeman, Mont. (Rachel Leathe/Bozeman Daily Chronicle via AP)