Early Friday morning, thugs presumably supporting President Obama beat up the son of Wisconsin State Senator Neal Kedzie outside of his apartment in Whitewater. Kedzie caught the two men removing a Romney sign outside of his apartment around two o'clock in the morning. After telling them to put the signs back, one of the thugs attacked Kedzie and then put him in a choke hold and continued to beat his head.
Mark Belling spoke to the Senator’s son Sean on the radio earlier today. Sean Kedzie told Belling he was rushed to the hospital by ambulance with possible skull and eye socket fractures.
**Update: I spoke to Sean Kedzie this evening; he told me is doing well under the circumstances. He said, unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be much of an effort to notify people that this incident has occurred, and the two men that beat him up have still not been caught.
Kedzie also said, "the next night another sign was removed from his yard supporting Tommy Thompson for Senate and the night after that an 'I stand with Walker' sign was stolen."
Kedzie told me he is concerned if the thugs that beat him are not caught, other people may be hurt for simply having signs in their yard supporting particular candidates. When I asked if there is anything that people can do to help, he replied, "just stand up for their rights and what they believe in."
Kedzie said the men that attacked him were about six feet tall, 200 pounds, white, and looked like college kids.
Here is the statement released by the Senator’s office:
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