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McCain Backer Attacked, Mutilated in Pittsburgh

10/23/2008 7:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ashley ToddHere's what went down with the McCain/Palin supporter who was allegedly attacked in Pennsylvania last night.

According to Pittsburgh cops, around 9:30 PM last night, Ashley Todd was robbed after she went to the ATM. The victim says during the robbery, the assailant saw the McCain/Palin sticker on her car and became "enraged." He struck her and knocked her down, and allegedly carved a "B" on her cheek.

The assailant is still at large. Police tell us all they have is a description -- a man, 6'4", with dark skin and dark clothes.

A McCain spokesman confirmed to TMZ Todd volunteered in McCain's Pennsylvania office.

UPDATE: Anthony Pugliese, Pennsylvania state chair of the College Republican National Committee (of which Todd is a member), tells TMZ, Todd is "shaken up" but is doing OK. Prior to the attack, Todd was doing phone banking at one of the McCain offices.


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That is terrible. I don't care who she was voting for. This animal had no right
to scar her face that way. He needs to be hunted down and let her carve his
Pen*s off.

2190 days ago


joann, you sound as if you're mocking what happened to this poor girl. If so, you should be ashamed of yourself. And yes, I do think this is the "change" American can "look forward to" if Obama is elected. Not that people will be mutilated like this, but fear of being able to express your beliefs will be on the forefront of everyone's mind.

2190 days ago


I would like to see the video tape from the ATM to see what really happened.

2190 days ago


OMG, smells like a rat, you seriously believe what your post implies? What a serious waste of space you are.

2190 days ago

Mike L    

Of course this is so disgusting and terrible. I'm sure law enforcement will do their best on this case.

However, I also think its important to point out comment number 6. We had evidence that the McCain-Palin campaign was recruiting people to comment on blogs:

We also have evidence that campaign workers were encouraging volunteer canvassers to lie and mislead about Barack Obama.

Put two and two together, and the nature and origin of comment #6 and all the others just like it that we've seen on TMZ are apparent. Enough propaganda, guys. People are not buying it.

2190 days ago


People, we haven't even started to see the worst that is yet to come.

2190 days ago

let's save the world    

WOW need to go and bury your head on the ground and don't come out for a year...America will be much better

your name denounces who you are....a rat.

" a thieve thinks everyone is one"

2190 days ago


Posted at 4:35PM on Oct 23rd 2008 by joann
I am get over it and stfu

2190 days ago


Obama's people are going crazy. After reading their blogs I'm not surprised if this is true.

2190 days ago


I hope she is ok

2190 days ago

Mike L    

Are you people lying, crazy or both? There will be no mass violence, no matter who wins. Stop trying to scare people. You're pathetic.

2190 days ago

Justin is Calling    

If this is what being a Muslim Socialist means, I don't want any part of it!

This is worse than any torture prisoners in Abu Grave got!

2190 days ago


Oh yes, the Huffington Post. No bias or agenda there!

2190 days ago


Oh joann, your intelligent response just blew me away. How old did you say you are - 12?

2190 days ago


It's not the muslims I'm afraid of...the US will turn into a police state with 70% taxes.

2190 days ago
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