Update: BuzzFeed has now offered a retraction of sorts on its claim that Republican Senate candidate David Perdue autographed a young woman's body, with a second video from a different angle, and with clearer audio, illustrating that the young woman was holding something up for Perdue to sign
"David was asked to sign an individual's diabetic pump to help raise awareness for juvenile diabetes," Perdue spokesperson Megan Whittemore told BuzzFeed. "This was a Georgia family who shared their personal story of their struggle with ObamaCare and the rising health care costs associated with their daughter's treatment which is not being covered by their insurance."
Original post: Republican Senate candidate David Perdue is in a tough race in Georgia — but he sure does have some exuberant fans.
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In a tracking video that the liberal group American Bridge provided to BuzzFeed, Perdue can be seen autographing the lower torso/hip area of a young woman supporter, at her request.
The event is said to have occurred at a campaign rally on Thursday in Jonesboro.
"No pictures on this," Perdue said in a wisecracking manner, while the people around him used their campaign signs to obstruct the camera's view.
There is a certain interesting touch here, that the campaign signs have Perdue's name along with a hashtagged slogan, "#outsider." --Eric Kleefeld
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