Scuffle breaks out after Nevada Senate forum

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada Senate candidate forum ended in a scuffle, and this time, it wasn’t just the candidates exchanging jabs.

Kelly Tanaki said an unidentified man pushed her over and punched her friend Thursday after the forum at Faith Lutheran Jr./Sr. High School.

The fight came after an impassioned event during which the crowd both heckled and cheered Republican Sharron Angle and Democrat Harry Reid.

The man was detained by school officials. The 27-year-old Tanaki said the fight occurred because she walked past the man, not because she supports Reid and he backs Angle.

Both candidates were asked about health care, education and job creation. Reid couldn’t make the forum, but filmed his responses.

Angle supports reducing the federal government, while Reid says government can help businesses grow.