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October 29, 2003
Don't make me pull this car over!

Seems like a squabble has erupted between the Dean and Gephardt campaigns:

The incident occurred during a Gephardt speech at a Des Moines, Iowa, senior center Tuesday. A Dean campaign worker got into an altercation with members of the Gephardt staff and was escorted from the event, according to Rod Boshart, a reporter for The Gazette, of Cedar Rapids.

In a letter to the Gephardt campaign late Tuesday, Dean campaign manager Joe Trippi said, "I urge you to find the staff member responsible and fire him, and send a strong signal to the rest of your staff that behavior of this kind will not be tolerated."

Erik Smith, spokesman for the Gephardt campaign, said Wednesday, "this guy was belligerent and we escorted him out." He referred to the incident as political dirty tricks.

Now, now, boys ... Late word out of the Dean camp says that the Gephardt people started it, while Gephardt's staff say Dean's staff won't stop looking at them.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at October 29, 2003 9:16 PM

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