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Gay Republican Recants Attack Story

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MADISON, Wis. (AP)—A volunteer for a Wisconsin congressional campaign has recanted allegations that he was attacked at his home last week for being a gay Republican.

The man was a volunteer for Chad Lee’s campaign in the 2nd District. The Wisconsin State Journal reports the volunteer gave media interviews in which he said he was attacked for being a gay man who did not support Lee’s opponent, Democrat Mark Pocan, who is gay.

Madison police say the case would be cleared as “unfounded” and sent to the Dane County District Attorney’s Office after a follow-up investigation is completed.

Police did not name the man. But in a statement Monday, Lee’s campaign said it immediately dismissed the volunteer and will cooperate with authorities.

Pocan’s campaign had no immediate statement on the case.

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