Police Investigate Political Confrontation

Monday, October 20, 2008 --- 9:15 a.m.

CALEDONIA, Wis. (AP) -- Police in Caledonia say they're investigating a weekend attack on a Barack Obama campaign worker.

Nancy Takehara tells WISN-TV she drove from Chicago to help canvass a neighborhood in Caledonia Saturday on behalf of the Democratic presidential nominee.

Ronald Goetsch says he had a heated verbal exchange with Takehara over allegations of voter improprieties in other states and the role of voter registration groups and asked her numerous times to leave his property.

Takehara says Goetsch grabbed her by the back of the neck and was pounding her head and screaming.

Goetsch tells The Journal Times in Racine that he did pull the woman's hair and regrets his actions.

Police say their report on the incident will be forwarded to the Racine County District Attorney's office when it's complete.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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