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Wife Hits Husband With SUV After Wisconsin Recall Argument


"These crazy liberal nuts are always pulling this crap."

A Wisconsin man ended up in the hospital Tuesday after his estranged wife reportedly hit him with her car because he tried to block her from voting in the gubernatorial recall election primary.

Jeffrey Radle, a Gov. Scott Walker supporter, was unhappy with Amanda Radle's candidate choice, prompting an argument, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

"She was planning on voting for a certain candidate, and it wasn't the candidate he wanted her to vote for," Chippewa Falls Police Chief Wendy L. Stelter said.

As Amanda Radle, 30, attempted to pull out, Jeffrey Radle stood in front of her vehicle to block her way. She reportedly nudged him with the car several times, at which point he would back off before reestablishing his ground -- even climbing on to the hood at one point, according to the Chippewa Herald.

Finally, Jeffrey Radle jumped in front of the car and was hit. Amanda Radle left the scene and drove to the police department to report the incident.

"These crazy liberal nuts are always pulling this crap," Jeffrey Radle's brother, Mike, told the Journal Sentinel, describing himself and his brother as strong supporters of Walker.

Mike Radle said his brother was in stable condition but had suffered serious injuries and was unconscious Tuesday afternoon.

Police have been called to the residence several times in the past, according to the Journal Sentinel. Online records show Amanda Radle filed for divorce Jan. 10, according to the Herald.

Stelter told the Journal Sentinel she did not know which candidate Amanda Radle had planned to vote for, or whether it was in the Democratic or Republican primary. Mike Radle told the newspaper it was "one of the women candidates" -- either former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk or state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout of Alma.

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