*A Black GOP candidate running as a write-in for Massachusetts’ District 7 congressional seat currently held by Rep. Ayanna Pressley, said she was assaulted after a Columbus Day political rally, and believes the attack was “racially charged.”
Rayla Campbell, of Randolph, chair of Black Voices for Trump in Massachusetts, attended a roadside rally for President Trump Monday in New Bedford. She filed a complaint with New Bedford police saying she was assaulted by two women and broke her tibia. But videotape obtained by WBSM talk radio host Barry Richard shows that Campbell was taunting one of the women through a megaphone shortly before pushing and shoving started. Campbell went up to the woman’s car in the parking lot shouting something indiscernible before the woman came out of her car and got in Campbell’s face.
At one point during the 6-minute altercation, a woman who appears to be Campbell can be heard in the video yelling through the megaphone at the two women, “You want to go,” and “You want this?”
New Bedford police are investigating the event.