Former Rand Paul volunteer due in court

By Associated Press
Tuesday, December 7, 2010 8:32 EDT
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Former Rand Paul volunteer scheduled for hearing campaign scuffle with liberal activist

A former volunteer with Kentucky Republican Rand Paul’s Senate campaign is due back in a Lexington court Tuesday for a hearing on a misdemeanor assault charge for a videotaped scuffle during which a liberal activist’s head was stepped on.

Tim Profitt has pleaded not guilty to a charge of fourth-degree assault.

The one-time Bourbon County coordinator for Paul’s campaign found himself in a media firestorm after the videotaped scuffle went viral on the Internet. The tape showed the activist being pulled down, her face pinned to the concrete and then being stepped on outside a Lexington television studio where Paul and Democrat Jack Conway met in their final debate.

If convicted, Profitt could be sentenced to 90 days to a year in jail.

Source: AP News

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