A field director for Congressman Rodney Davis’s campaign has been arrested after allegedly confronting Davis’s opponent Betsy Dirksen Londrigan and her husband… aggressively questioning them and shoving one or more people during a Londrigan campaign event in Springfield Wednesday night.
Video obtained by WCIA Channel 3 shows Levi Lovell pushing close to Londrigan and asking questions about ICE, gun control and other subjects. Lovell was taping the encounter on his own phone, and other patrons recorded it as well. When Lovell was asked to leave, he said he was the subject of a hate crime.
Here is cellphone video of the incident: pic.twitter.com/CrNMyGLDra
— Jaclyn Driscoll (@DriscollNPR) August 16, 2018
He later told police that he had gone to the event to record video, describing it as “dirty politics.” Lovell was booked into the Sangamon County Jail on a charge of aggravated battery. The Davis campaign says Lovell has been fired from the campaign, and Davis has apologized to Londrigan.
Video: Twitter / Jaclyn Driscoll NPR