In Wisconsin, Democrats are fighting a campaign to 'recall' Scott Walker, the state's controversial Republican governor. Walker, in his first term, has taken some draconian anti-union measures; the Democrats and unions have responded by collecting 900,000 signatures on recall papers, triggering a ballot. On Tuesday, Democrats held a primary to select the candidate who will go up against Walker.
Anyway, it seems that things are getting pretty intense:
A Chippewa Falls man who repeatedly tried to block his estranged wife from driving to the polls Tuesday was hospitalized with head, neck and back injuries when she struck him with her sport utility vehicle.
Jeffrey Radle, a Gov. Scott Walker supporter, was on foot.
Amanda Radle, a recall proponent, was in a Dodge Durango.
The pair had been arguing early Tuesday afternoon over who she was going to vote for in the gubernatorial recall election primary, said Chippewa Falls Police Chief Wendy L. Stelter.
"She was planning on voting for a certain candidate, and it wasn't the candidate he wanted her to vote for," Stelter said.
When Amanda Radle, 30, attempted to pull out, Jeffrey Radle, 36, stood in front of her, according to a police department statement. She nudged him with the vehicle several times.
Each time he would "retreat and re-establish his ground," the release said. "At one point he climbed onto the hood."
When she finally attempted to drive around him, Jeffrey Radle jumped in front of the vehicle and was hit. Aman da Radle left the scene and went to the police department to report the incident, the release said.
"These crazy liberal nuts are always pulling this crap," said Radle's brother, Mike Radle, describing himself and his brother as firm supporters of Walker, the subject of the recall.
The couple have previous. Full report here.