Gary Dunn is a longshot for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. But that doesn't mean the 58-year-old Matthews resident won't cause problems for the top tier candidates. On Thursday he became the first candidate to revive an issue Democrats don't like to discuss -- particularly Bob Etheridge: the chokehold.
Dunn sent an email Thursday morning -- a regular item he calls a "virtual press conference" -- highlighting an infamous video in which Etheridge grabs a "college kid" (acting as a Republican operative) by the arm and then the neck on a Washington sidewalk.
Dunn said Etheridge was the "target of a focused and dishonest attack" but suggests Etheridge's baggage will only hurt the party's chances in the November election.