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Kentucky Stomper Identified As Paul's (Now Former) Bourbon County Coordinator

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The Kentucky blog "barefoot and progressive" was the first to identify Profitt as the likely assailant in a series of posts today.

TPM left a message for Profitt at his residence this afternoon, but the call was not returned before publication time.

Late update: Valle spoke to reporters this afternoon, telling them that the men who attacked her were familiar with her from other protests.

Later update: More from Profitt's statement to the AP: ""I'm sorry that it came to that, and I apologize if it appeared overly forceful, but I was concerned about Rand's safety."