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Cynthia Archer's Ex Says She Was Physically Assaulted By Archer

Long before Scott Walker's top lieutenant, Cynthia Archer, was beating-up on Wisconsin's workers, she was beating-up on her partner-- according to a 1995 temporary restraining order filed against Archer by her ex-partner, Mary Strickland.

In the petition for a temporary restraining order, obtained from the Dane County Clerk of Court, Strickland alleges that she was assaulted by Archer on October 29 and again on December 2 of 1995 at Archer's home on Dunning Street:

I was visiting respondent at her home on October 29, 1995 when we got into an argument and respondent initiated a physical confrontation.  She forcefully pushed me several times before I was able to leave the premises.  On [img_assist|nid=73890|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=0|height=0]December 2, 1995 while at respondent's home, respondent came at me in the dining room and started pushing me.  When I left the house, respondent came up behind me in driveway and pushed me up against her truck.  After I got away and began walking down sidewalk, respondent came after me again and grabbed, pushed, and shoved me. I am fearful that respondent may again subject me to other forceful and unwanted physical contacts.

According to court records, Archer also filed a restraining order against Stickland, but both parties agreed to vacate their complaints in early 1996.

It appears that Strickland and Archer were somewhat of a political odd couple:  Strickland is a well-known Madison liberal that works as a " for "socially responsible investors."


September 22, 2011 - 1:56pm