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Wis. protester fined for spitting at Romney event

CREATED Jan 28, 2013

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  • Republican GOP hopeful Mitt Romney (left) takes ot the podium after being introduced by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) after his introduction Saturday, March 31, 2012 at the Wisconsin Faith & Freedom Presidential Kick-Off at the Country Springs Hotel in Waukesha, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Rep. Paul Ryan introduces Mitt Romney at the Wisconsin Faith & Freedom Presidential Kick-Off in Waukesha March 31. Image by Mark Hoffman

GRAND CHUTE, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin protester who spit on a Mitt Romney supporter last year during an event in Grand Chute will be fined but not criminally charged.

The August event was on behalf of the Republican presidential candidate, who was not in attendance. It was part of a statewide "Wisconsin Women for Mitt" tour.

Video from the event shows the 83-year-old protester interrupting Republican state Sen. Alberta Darling to ask about GOP opposition to Planned Parenthood.

A woman standing next to the protester chides her in a loud voice to "wait until she's done. Zip it. Zip it." The protester tells the woman to get out of her face, and then spits on her.

A WLUK-TV report says a Green Lake County prosecutor recommended a $277 fine but no charges.


Information from: WLUK-TV,