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Appleton man arrested for political push

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) -- An Appleton man who said he had enough of political phone calls from the Republican Party is accused of taking it out on a campaign volunteer at the party's local headquarters.

  Fifty-seven-year-old David Benjamin Porter is facing misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and batter after he was accused of pushing the disabled volunteer Monday.

  Porter told The Post-Crescent the frequent calls from candidates finally got to him.

  He claims the Republican Party calls his house "six times a day for one candidate or another."

  Local GOP officials say the volunteer fell backward when Porter pushed her, hit her head on a counter, but declined medical treatment.

  Porter was released from jail after posting a $650 cash bond.

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