The Gianforte for Congress campaign issued a press release following a scuffle with a reporter that occurred in Bozeman on Wednesday evening.

According to Gianforte spokesman Shane Scanlon:

Tonight, as Greg was giving a separate interview in a private office, The Guardian's Ben Jacobs entered the office without permission, aggressively shoved a recorder in Greg's face, and began asking badgering questions. Jacobs was asked to leave. After asking Jacobs to lower the recorder, Jacobs declined. Greg then attempted to grab the phone that was pushed in his face. Jacobs grabbed Greg's wrist, and spun away from Greg, pushing them both to the ground. It's unfortunate that this aggressive behavior from a liberal journalist created this scene at our campaign volunteer BBQ.

The story broke earlier this evening after Jacobs tweeted:

The election that will decide who will take the vacant seat held by now U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke will be held on Thursday.