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MoveOn.org Supporter Gets Stomped In Kentucky



I'm still waiting for the remaining facts to come in, but this scuffle is really garnering lots of attention on the Interwebs.
A Rand Paul supporter stomped on the head of a MoveOn.org volunteer Monday night outside of a debate between the Kentucky Senate candidate and his opponent, Jack Conway.

The woman, identified by CNN as Lauren Valle, was pushed to the ground -- her blond wig was pulled off in the scuffle -- and then held down. One man shouted out for the police, but another stepped on Valle's shoulder and then stomped down, his foot hitting her head. He backed off when someone else told him to stop. Valle stayed on the ground, motionless.

"These supporters were not very nice to me and my message, which is the same as everyone else. I just wanted to get out here with a sign, but I got my head stepped on," Valle told Louisville's Fox41. "I have a bit of a headache."

It was not immediately clear whether anyone would be charged in the incident. There was no sign either candidate -- Paul is the Republican nominee; Conway, the Democratic -- witnessed the scuffle.
TPM has more details:
Both campaigns have now reacted to the attack, which was caught on camera at multiple angles.

"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," reads a statement from Paul's camp, which called the incident "incredibly unfortunate."

"We are relieved to hear that the woman in question was not injured," the statement reads.

Mark Riddle, senior adviser to the Conway camp, told Huffington Post, ""Everyone is hoping she is okay and I don't think anybody believes this sort of behavior is tolerable."

"We can disagree on issues and be passionate about them but I don't think there is any room for someone throwing a young lady to the ground and stomping her on the head no matter how much they disagree with her," he said.
I would absolutely agree with both campaigns' statements.

More as it develops...