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Former Rand Paul Campaign Worker Gets Probation

A supporter of Republican Rand Paul’s Senate campaign in Kentucky will serve probation and pay medical expenses stemming from an assault on a liberal activist in October, the Associated Press reported Monday.

Tim Profitt was a county campaign coordinator when WDRB Fox 41 posted a video showing Profitt and others wrestling Lauren Valle to the ground and ripping a wig from her head. Profitt stomps once on her head and neck in the video, which was taped in Lexington, Ky., before a debate between Paul and his Democratic opponent, Jack Conway. Paul’s campaign disassociated itself from Profitt after the incident.

In his plea, Profitt acknowledged that prosecutors had enough evidence to win a conviction but he didn’t admit guilt, according to Assistant Fayette County Attorney Jackie Alexander. He will undergo unsupervised probation for a year and pay $600 for Valle’s medical bills. Profitt’s attorney, Michael Dean, confirmed the plea to the AP.

Valle was posing outside the debate as a representative of RepubliCorp, a fake company invented by the liberal group to criticize Republican ties to corporate America. She had been trying to give Paul a RepubliCorp employee of the month “award” when she was confronted.

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