Pearce opponent attacked

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The Mesa Republican looking to unseat State Senate President and SB 1070 architect Russell Pearce, claims someone assaulted him while he was jogging.

Jerry Lewis called police Saturday morning, to report a white man between 35- and 40-years-old threw a padlock out of the open window of a pickup truck and hit him in the groin.

Lewis, a charter school executive, plans to formally announce Wednesday that he will face Pearce in a November recall election.