Two Minnesota GOP candidates say they were attacked, punched

In a sign of how heated the fall campaign has become, two Minnesota Republicans say they were attacked and punched in separate incidents over the weekend.

State Representative Sarah Anderson of Plymouth said she had confronted a man for kicking her campaign sign when he charged at her. First-time candidate Shane Mekeland of Becker said he suffered a concussion after a man punched him in the face at a Benton County restaurant.

Mekeland said he had stopped at a restaurant Friday to ask if he could hold a campaign event there. He was talking to a few people around a high-top table when a man in the group punched him “out of nowhere.”

Mekeland said he fell backward and blacked out when he hit the floor. He said he’d been discussing health care and taxes with the man, who at first seemed to agree with his positions.

“The last thing I heard is him say – I’ll keep out the colorful language – ‘You bleepin’ people don’t give a bleep about the middle class,’” Mekeland recalled.

Benton County Sheriff Troy Heck said he expected his office to take 7-10 days to do an investigation. Mekeland said police had already interviewed his assailant. He showed Fox 9 a medical document that confirmed his concussion diagnosis.

How many times on this blog have Miguel and I covered the fact that a single hard punch to the head can be lethal?  Especially a sucker punch or cold-cock where the victim doesn’t have time to brace.  This is more than assault, this is legitimately attempted murder.

Anderson said the man kicking her campaign sign Sunday afternoon said he was an anarchist and that Anderson should kill herself. She said she drove to a nearby gas station where she tried to get a photo of the man as he walked down the road.

That’s when Anderson said he charged and prevented her from shutting her car door.

“That’s when he just hauled off and punched me in the arm,” she said. “Then I put the car in reverse to just get out of there.”

It takes a real tough Liberal man to punch a woman.

Dem operative for Soros-funded group arrested for ‘battery’ against Nevada GOP candidate’s campaign manager

A Democratic operative for American Bridge 21st Century, a group founded by David Brock and funded by liberal billionaire George Soros, was arrested Tuesday after the female campaign manager for Nevada GOP gubernatorial nominee Adam Laxalt accused the operative of grabbing and yanking her arm and refusing to let go.

Kristin Davison and other officials for the Nevada attorney general’s campaign said the “battery” left her “terrified and traumatized” — and with bruises on her neck and arms.

Another Liberal He-Man who roughs up Republican women.

This is not Stark’s first arrest—earlier this year, the Democratic tracker was arrested for allegedly assaulting the female press secretary for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

He’s got a history of it.

Davison told Fox News when she, Laxalt and two other male staffers went into the private room and closed the door, it “burst open” moments later.

“Two male staffers were trying to hold him back. He was so aggressive, he looked like he was going to towards the candidate to physically harm him,” Davison said, adding that she was standing in the doorway.

“He grabbed my right arm, my leg was lodged between the door and the wall. He twisted my arm, and contorted it behind my back,” she explained. “I was scared. Every time I tried pulling away, he would grab tighter, and pull me closer into him.”

Davison said Stark pulled her head into his chest, bruising her neck, and held her there for several minutes. She said it “felt like an hour.”

That’s frighteningly aggressive.  This was more than just heat of the moment.  He went into a private room to assault somebody.

I was scared and screaming ‘stop—you’re hurting me,’” she explained.

Davison said Stark warned Laxalt, saying, “Adam, there’s only one way you can make this stop.”

“That really scared me,” she said.

I don’t know what Stark was thinking but I’m sure a .45 would have stopped it.

Stark also has a record of arrests while working for American Bridge. Stark was arrested on Oct. 28, 2017 for disorderly conduct at an event in Virginia while covering then-GOP gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie. He was found guilty of disorderly conduct in February of this year.

The incident with Zinke’s press secretary Heather Swift occurred in March at the Longworth House Office Building after a budget hearing before a House committee. Stark allegedly approached Zinke and reportedly “used his full body to push” Swift as she tried to leave the room. Swift, who called the incident “terrifying,” told police that she decided to press charges to help obtain a “stay-away order” against him.

“It’s shocking to me that anyone in this business, no matter which party or issue you’re working on, would keep someone on their payroll who has been consistently arrested for violence,” Davison told Fox News. “This is a terrifying incident.”

Are you kidding me.  Of course the radicals would want a guy like this on the payroll.  The Left has been championing this kind of violence for some time.

In a matter of a couple of days we have three separate incidents where Republicans were violently attacked and psychically hurt by Leftist thugs.

These are low level political positions.  The election is still a few weeks away and every day the news and polling makes it look like the GOP is going to gain seats.  The Democrats are beyond desperate at this moment and they are pulling out all the stops.

It’s time for Republicans to take their safety seriously.  This is well past condemning rhetoric.

Punches are serious.  Head trauma is no laughing matter.

We are into fight back territory.

 

 

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4 thoughts on “GOP defend yourselves!”
  1. Remember that Tamany Hall in 19th century New York used the Irish gangs of the “Five Points” as “enforcers” to ensure voter turnout for the Democrats, and to intimidate the opposition. Also remember that the purpose of the infamous Sullivan Act was to disarm the enemies of Tammy Hall.

  2. If mainstream media starts carrying these stories then there are extremely likely to be “copycats” and those who will take these extremely rare*,horrible atrocities as something that is “normal” and appropriate.

    This could lead to extreme unpleasant civil disturbances or worse.

    For once in my life I really hope that the media does not do their job of reporting news.

    Jim
    *Out of 325,000,000 people 3 attacks are about 0.0000001%. I would consider that rare.

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