Scott Walker Opponent Slapped for Conceding

Supporter angry over Tom Barrett's timing

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 6, 2012 9:09 AM CDT

(Newser) – Tom Barrett's concession to Scott Walker in the Wisconsin recall vote prompted a minor assault. A supporter smacked the Milwaukee mayor across the face after he made the call to Walker, USA Today reports; apparently she was angry he'd conceded while some voters were still trying to cast ballots. The woman asked permission to hit Barrett, according to a local reporter; he said "I'd rather you hug me." But video shows Barrett got no love.

Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett.   (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
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Video of the incident.   (YouTube)

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