Name That Party: Choking a Pregnant Woman Edition

October 4th, 2011 11:59 AM

This morning the Chicago Tribune carries an Associated Press story headlined "Racine alderman is charged assaulting woman." 

The piece begins:

A Racine alderman has been charged with assaulting a woman who worked for him.

Keith Fair was charged Monday with strangulation and suffocation, misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct.

The woman and the 59-year-old alderman are in a relationship and she is employed by him as a private investigator and a bartender, according to a criminal complaint.

He was driving her home early Friday when the two argued and she pushed Fair's face, according to the complaint. Fair then grabbed her by the throat and began to punch her while squeezing her throat, according to the woman, who is pregnant.

Fair is - surprise, surprise - a Democrat, one who worked to elect Barack Obama president.  Sometimes, party affiliation isn't worth reporting.  As we've seen time and again.