Weekly Standard reporter says he was pushed by Coakley aide
Reporter falls, clashes with aide while trying to question Democrat seeking Kennedy’s old seat
By Associated Press
January 13, 2010 | 9:32 a.m.
BOSTON (AP) A reporter trying to question the Democrat seeking to replace Edward Kennedy in the Senate has been involved in a scuffle with one of her aides.
John McCormack of the Weekly Standard fell Tuesday night as he tried to speak with state Attorney General Martha Coakley. He was simultaneously videotaping her and trying to pass a metal grate on a Washington sidewalk.
Photos and video show Coakley aide Michael Meehan trying to help McCormack up. A scuffle broke out as Meehan tried to block McCormack and determine whether he was an operative of a rival campaign.
Coakley is shown ignoring McCormack.
The trip to Washington is being criticized because Coakley is seeking money from lobbyists as polls show a tightening race.
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