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Romney "glitter bombed" at Eagan event

Posted at 1:31 PM on February 1, 2012 by Paul Tosto
Filed under: Politics

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AP Photo/Gerald Herbert

UPDATE: The Associated Press reports that a gay rights activist threw a cup of glitter at Romney as he walked to the stage at the start of the Eagan rally.

MPR News reporter Matt Sepic is covering Mitt Romney's campaigning today in the Twin Cities and reports that Romney was "glitter bombed" at an event in Eagan.

Glitter bombing -- throwing confetti or paper on a candidate during an event -- has become a protest of choice by some pranksters against Republicans. Newt Gingrich was glitter bombed last spring at a Minnesota event.

#Romney glitterbombed at Eagan event. Calls glitter "confetti" celebrating FL win.
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Paul Tosto writes the Big Story Blog for MPR News. He joined the newsroom in 2008 after more than 20 years reporting on education, politics and the economy for news wires and newspapers across the country.