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Washington Man Arrested For Allegedly Assaulting Anti-Rossi Protester

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Phillips' explanation, as recounted in a police report filed after the arrest and obtained by the Herald: "Phillips said he wanted to get a picture of the protesters."

The paper reports that it remains "uncertain" if Rossi, who is locked in a close race with Sen. Patty Murray (D), "was present at the time of the incident."

The TPM Poll Average shows Murray ahead 49.3-45.8.

Correction: This post originally said the incident occurred yesterday. The assault actually occurred on October 15. We regret the error.