McGraw attacks Morrisey staffer at parade

Chris Dickerson Sep. 22, 2012, 4:25pm


MILTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - Republican West Virginia Attorney General candidate Patrick Morrisey's campaign says incumbent Darrell McGraw attacked one of its staffers Saturday.

The incident occurred in Milton at the city's annual Pumpkin Festival Parade. The Morrisey campaign also released a video of the incident that involved McGraw and 24-year-old Morrisey staffer Justin Lafferty from Logan.

To watch the video, click here.

"The incident occurred at 10:40 a.m. while Lafferty was filming McGraw as he spoke to voters," a press release from Morrisey's campaign said. "As Lafferty filmed, McGraw quickly reached out, ripped the camera from Justin's hand, turning off the power in the process and tearing the strap holding the camera."

Morrisey campaign manager Scott Will said Saturday afternoon that Lafferty filmed from a comfortable distance and that he did not engage McGraw verbally. Lafferty was only within arms length because McGraw approached him, the release said.

To view the entire article, visit the West Virginia Record.

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