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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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jeezlouise    

Post election looting to follow if that sham, liar, racist, nobody wins.

2158 days ago
32.

Me    

Hmmmm...... it was a Mc Cain volunteer....... in Pennsylvania which he is down in the polls........ pretty desperate move, but nothing surprises us anymore, when you are desperate you will try anything to gain votes.

2158 days ago
33.

mikey    

I live in Pittsburgh,and crime is crazy here right now,so i believe she got robbed.But carving a b on her face,i call BS!

2158 days ago
34.

Justin is Calling    

Bitch deserved it. She was probably someplace she didn't belong.

2158 days ago
35.

M & M    

this is the mentality of the people voting for OBAMA!! God help us all!!!!

2158 days ago
36.

AMB    

Come on people! Don't you see this is happening on BOTH sides? What about the pack of elderly woment who attacked that guy who had a Obama sign? This is shameful and should not be encouraged. It is a sad day when people come to violence over political preferences.

2158 days ago
37.

David    

This story stinks. It is the key to unlock the latent racism in so many Republican campaigns, like Nixon talking about state's rights (the right to discrimate in the south) or Reagan talking about "welfare mothers." The Republicans can win if only they can tap into the fears of the white working class. Because it is just too perfect, this story cannot be true. Prepare for the retraction.

2158 days ago
38.

Barfalufugus    

Where's Mr. P? Oh, wait he must be placing his political comments on topics that have nothing to do with politics.

2158 days ago
39.

jo ann    

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

I'm 13 and a democrap!!

2158 days ago
40.

LOL    

No wonder we need a "no child left behind act" in this country, the reading comprehension skills of some readers of this site leave a lot to be desired.

Obama is NOT muslim. Show one REPUTABLE source that states that he is. Even if he was, so what? We do have freedom of religion in this country. If you think muslims have no place holding office in America, you are a TRAITOR and need to move out, simple as that.

I'm sorry, but anyone with functioning brain cells understands that concept. If you don't believe that, well......

McCain's people are the one's going crazy, LOL. Those claming Obama's folks going crazy...Do you actually follow the news, or is this in "fantasyland" that most GOP pundits live in these days?

2158 days ago
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jeezlouise    

Blacks in America are the biggest racists in the world- Watch the show Unreliable Sources and listen to all the racist black people calling in to accuse anyone who doesnt vote for or even like Obama of being a racist.

I AM NOT A RACIST FOR NOT SUPPORTING A COMPLETE FRAUD. VOTING FOR OBAMA BECAUSE HE IS BLACK IS LIKE VOTING FOR A FAST FOOD WORKER TO BE PRESIDENT JUST BECAUSE HE IS A BLACK PERSON.

OBAMA HAS DONE NOTHING TO PREPARE HIMSELF FOR THE JOB! EXCEPT ALL OF THE LIES. HE IS PRAYING ON WEAK, POOR, RACISTS BY PROMISING THAT THEY WILL BE TAKEN CARE OF AND ALL OF THEIR PROBLEMS WILL BE SOLVED WITH FREE MONEY. REDICULOUS!

2158 days ago
42.

Zip It    

I can only imagine the violence that will break out in cities when the almighty "O" loses the election - why are Liberals so hatefilled?

2158 days ago
43.

let's save the world    

What do Bart Simpson, Family Guy, Daffy Duck, King Kong, O.J. Simpson, and Raela Odinga have in common?

"All are celebrities; and with the exception of Odinga and O.J. Simpson, they also are fictional characters. And yet, all of them gave money earlier this month to the campaign of Barack Obama, without any apparent effort by the campaign to screen them out as suspect donors."

Smells like terrorists donors to me.....

2158 days ago
44.

lulu    

So you think being attacked at an ATM and having your face cut up is the same as being attacked by a group of old ladies? Interesting.

2158 days ago
45.

Heather    

I think anyone that thinks this has anything to do with Obama or his campaign or of things to come is panic driven and being irresponsible. I'm obviously supporting Obama all the way. However this is a free country and thats why I love this country and I wouldn't tell someone who to vote for anymore than I expect them to tell me who to vote for. This was done by an idiot that nothing to do with either side.

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