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Political campaigns are emotional times, but two candidates for North Carolina's state legislature apparently took that emotion too far Saturday when they got into a fight at a local festival.


A witness told the Bladen Journal that Democratic candidate Tim Benton was trying to confront Republican Brenden Jones at the annual Beast Fest in Bladenboro.


Woody Hester told the paper that Benton was accusing Jones of being behind fliers linking him to a white supremacist group.


"Mr. Benton kept nudging him with his shoulder the whole time they were walking across, and then he just stepped back and little and coldcocked him," Hester said.


"To beat all, he (Benton) left a little child in a stroller to walk across the street, and if Mr. Jones (companion) hadnt caught her, the child would have rolled into the street," Hester added.


The North Carolina Republican Party said late Saturday that Jones had filed criminal assault charges against Benton and called on the Democratic Party to remove Benton from the race.

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