MILWAUKEE -- FOX6 News has learned Christine Sinicki, a candidate for Wisconsin Assembly, has filed a restraining order against the husband of her opponent.
A recent fundraiser at Humboldt Park near Howell and Oklahoma in Milwaukee for Sinicki resulted in court action.
"This race was very personal. I've never dealt with an election like this before," Sinicki said.
Sinicki, the incumbent state representative from Wisconsin Assembly District 20 went to police after a confrontation with her opponent, Julie Meyer's husband at Sinicki's fundraiser at Humboldt Park.
Sinicki's son recorded it.
"My opponent's husband decided he wanted to join us and it was very clear right from the start that he wanted to try to cause some trouble," Sinicki said.
Julie Meyer, who lost the primary election Tuesday, August 9th to Sinicki, said her husband and young son coincidentally ended up at Humboldt Park at the same time Sinicki's supporters were there.
"He was out all day with my son. My husband and 11-year-old son were taking a break from knocking on doors all day at Humboldt Park. While Rep. Sinicki was giving her speech, she invited him over and initiated the confrontation. Her son and husband got aggressive with my husband," Meyer said.
"Mr. Meyer started yelling 'come on, big guy. Come on, tough guy,'" Sinicki said.
As Mike Meyer was leaving, Sinicki says police suggested she get a restraining order against Julie Meyer's husband.
The political newcomer and the incumbent do agree on one thing: It's not politics as usual anymore.
"This is not the way politics should be. It's absurd. Outrageous," Meyer said.
"You look at what's happening nationally -- nobody talks about issues anymore. It's all name-calling and finger-pointing," Sinicki said.
Sinicki said she got a temporary restraining order for the next few days and will not ask for a permanent one, or take this further.
Meanwhile, Meyer said she plans to run for office again in the future.