Politics & Government

K.C. lawyer sues, saying McCain campaign incited violence

KANSAS CITY — A Kansas City lawyer and supporter of Barack Obama for president has filed suit in federal court, alleging that the Republican ticket has incited violence against the Democratic nominee.

In her lawsuit against Sen. John McCain, Gov. Sarah Palin and campaign manager Rick Davis, Mary Kay Green said she has been injured by their campaign tactics and suffers "terror of the heart, anxiety and grave fear" for Obama's life.

Green said the GOP campaign has used hate speech to work its supporters into a frenzy, leading to death threats against Obama.

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday, has been assigned to a federal court mediation program for resolution.

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