Marco Rubio’s campaign is coming out swinging against Rand Paul’s operation. Literally.
John Yob, an adviser to Rand Paul’s presidential campaign, is claiming Rich Beeson, a top strategist to Marco Rubio’s campaign, punched him in the face at a bar in Michigan Thursday night.
Yob posted about the incident on Facebook Friday. He didn’t say what led to the fight, but promised to release video to the media.
“Last night I went to a bar on Mackinac Island for the GOP Mackinac Conference,” Yob wrote. “I ran into a guy named Rich Beeson, who frankly I didn’t even know who it was at first because he isn’t relevant in our political world. Anyway, he is Marco Rubio’s national campaign manager. He literally physically assaulted me by punching me in the face.”
Yob suggested that he has reported the incident to the police. “The state police are looking for him,” he said. “I have it on video, from multiple angles. This will play out in the national media in the next few hours.”
Both Rubio and Paul are Republicans elected to the Senate in 2010 who are running for president.
The Daily Caller has reached out to both Rubio and Paul’s campaigns for more information.
Earlier this year, local media in Michigan reported that Yob’s wife was arrested after he accused her of two instances of assault.
The Guardian obtained video: