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Motion to dismiss filed in Senate scuffle case

by Associated Press Writer

Associated Press

Posted on February 22, 2011 at 9:44 PM

   LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- An ex-Rand Paul volunteer charged with kicking a liberal activist during last year's Senate campaign is asking that his charges be dismissed.
   A spokesman for the Fayette County prosecutor's office said Tuesday a hearing on the motion to dismiss a fourth-degree assault charge against Tim Proffit will be held March 21 in Fayette District Court.
   Profitt pleaded not guilty to the charge after the October 25 scuffle in a Lexington parking lot, during which 23-year-old Lauren Valley, an activist with the group MoveOn.org, was pulled down, her faced pinned to the concrete, was kicked and her head stepped upon.
   The incident occured outside the final debate between Paul and Democratic opponent Jack Conway.
   (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)
 

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