Mike Stark has been identified as the American Bridge 21st Century operative who was arrested on charges of battery after he allegedly grabbed the arm of 31-year-old Kristin Davison and refused to let go.
Davison is the campaign manager for Nevada GOP gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt.
The 50-year-old Stark was arrested by Las Vegas city marshals on Tuesday, October 17, and charged with battery. He was released from custody in Las Vegas jail after posting bail.
In a statement released on Wednesday, October 8, American Bridge 21st — a liberal group — announced that Stark had been fired, stating that he had been relieved of his duties “effective immediately.”
The American Bridge 21st Century was founded by David Brock and is currently funded by liberal billionaire donor George Soros.
Speaking to Fox News, Davison said that while she’s aware politics are “a little bit aggressive these days”, Stark’s actions were “insane”:
“Politics is a little bit aggressive these days, but this is just insane. I’ve never seen anything like it,” Davison said.
“This man was physically almost body-checking me,” she said. “I was getting nervous for my safety, so we left, and went into an open room.” However, she said Stark tried to follow her, Laxalt and other staffers into the second room.
“He grabbed my right arm, my leg was lodged between the door and the wall. He twisted my arm, and contorted it behind my back,” she explained. “I was scared. Every time I tried pulling away, he would grab tighter, and pull me closer into him.”
Davison said Stark pulled her head into his chest, bruising her neck, and held her there for several minutes.
Who Is Mike Stark?
Mike Stark is a 50-year-old “operative” for the liberal group American Bridge 21st Century who was arrested for battery after he allegedly grabbed 31-year-old Kristin Davison and refused to let go.
The American Bridge 21st Century released the following brief statement about the incident:
“Last night one of our employees was involved in an incident with a member of Adam Laxalt’s campaign in Nevada. In response to that incident, we have decided to relieve this employee of his duties with American Bridge effective immediately.”