Outside Martha Coakley event, John McCormack has second dust-up with female candidate
A Democratic operative working with Martha Coakley, the Massachusetts politician locked in a tight race for the late Ted Kennedy's Senate seat, apologized for knocking down a Weekly Standard reporter who chased after Coakley outside a Capitol Hill fundraiser Tuesday.
"I was a little too aggressive in trying to help the attorney general get to her car and catch a flight," Michael Meehan said in a statement Wednesday, describing the incident as an accident. Meehan also told Fox News he thought reporter John McCormack was an operative for Coakley's GOP opponent, Scott Brown.
McCormack gave a detailed account of the dust-up on the conservative magazine's Web site (he's fine, his pants were torn) that set off sparks across the blogosphere. Sound familiar? Three months ago, McCormack had another much-blogged story about how GOP congressional candidate Dede Scozzafava's campaign called the cops on him after he followed her into the parking lot to ask a question outside an Upstate New York dinner. We called McCormack to ask if he's starting to take it personally, but no response.
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January 14, 2010; 1:03 AM ET
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