Liberal protesters rushed Sen. Dan Sullivan (R., Alaska) with a bloody animal heart and smeared blood on his campaign signs Saturday night.
Video captured a woman approaching Sullivan and his wife Julie during a campaign event in a hangar at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. Sullivan campaign manager Matt Shuckerow noticed and rushed forward before he was blocked by another woman, whom Shuckerow threw to the ground before he reached the podium to intervene, the Alaska Landmine reported.
As she was escorted out of the event, the first woman took what looked like a moose or caribou heart out of her bag but was prevented from throwing it. Some disjointed chants of "throw it" broke out as she was brought outside, presumably referring to the heart. A third woman rushed the stage with a banner but was quickly thwarted and also escorted out.
As they left, the protesters smeared what appeared to be blood on some of Sullivan's signs. The Landmine reported that the women claimed to Anchorage police that they were assaulted.
Sullivan is up for reelection to a second term in November.
MustReadAlaska reported Sullivan had been tipped off that some of Democratic opponent Al Gross's supporters would try to disrupt the meet-and-greet.