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Saturday, August 19, 2006

POL, do not beat the Teamster

When I lived in the DC area, I lived in Prince George's County, Maryland.

Matt Stoller of MyDD wrote about a sign wars incident where the incumbent congressman's campaign workers beat-up a 57-year old Teamster. The Congressional district is roughly analogous to PG County.
Anyway, a 57 year old volunteer with the [Donna] Edwards campaign asked the guy ripping up the signs to stop, and there were some heated words. The volunteer and two [Al] Wynn supporters got into a scuffle, and a Wynn supporter punched the volunteer, who then fell to the ground. At this point, the two Wynn supporters started stomping on him, and the Edwards volunteer had his head split open. The police came, and the two of the Wynn staffers were apparently taken away. It gets worse, since the Edwards volunteer is an officer in a Teamster's local, and beating up union guys is a no-no. Well beating up anyone is a no-no, but this is particularly unwise on Wynn's part.

2 Comments:

  • Carl:

    Please elaborate. Is Wynn in a tough re-election? It's usually very difficult to unseat a sitting member of Congress. I would think that Wynn's supporters would be a little more classy than that.

    By Anonymous congresshound, at 9:33 AM, August 21, 2006  

  • Did you read the MyDD piece? I don't know much about Donna Edwards' challenge beyond what I read at MyDD.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 10:53 AM, August 21, 2006  

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