While Campaigning Two GOP Candidates Attacked, Punched In Separate Incidents
Law enforcement says they’re investigating a couple of attacks on political candidates. Shane Mekeland said he suffered a concussion when he was attacked while campaigning at a restaurant. Sarah Anderson told police a man punched her in the arm after she confronted him about kicking some of her yard signs.
The crazy leftists strike again! Answering Hillary’s call for un-civility. The violence will get worse when we win come November…
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.
Plymouth Police and the Benton County Sheriff said they had opened investigations into the incidents. Both candidates said they were stunned by their assailants.
“The idea that they will physically attack me, that is un-Minnesotan, that is not how we operate, and that’s not how we solve problems in the state,” Anderson said. More