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Liberal activist stomped outside Rand Paul-Jack Conway debate

By Diana Sweet
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 7:42 EDT
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Update: Victim suffered a concussion and sprains

MoveOn.org’s political director Ilyse Hogue told Talking Points Memo that Lauren Valle suffered a concussion and sprains to her shoulder.

Rand Paul sought to down play the incident as “jockeying.”

Original story continues below…


Supporters of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul wrestled a woman to the ground and one stepped on her head after she tried to confront the candidate in Kentucky.

The incident happened Monday night in Lexington right before a debate between Rand Paul and Democratic opponent Jack Conway.

Lauren Valle of liberal group MoveOn.org, said she represented “Republicorp,” a creation of the activist group Moveon.org, and was trying to give Paul a faux “employee of the month” award when his supporters took her to the ground.

A statement issued by Rand Paul’s camp later condemned the attack on Valle and said “Violence of any kind has no place in our civil discourse and we urge supporters on all sides to be civil to one another as tensions rise heading toward this very important election.”

No arrests were made, but Lexington police say they are investigating the incident.

The following video is from Fox News channel 41.

 
 
 
 
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