COLUMBUS -- "Generation Now is a dark money group funding a counter referendum effort. They're trying to protect the nuclear subsidies bound for FirstEnergy Solutions. Part of that effort is to pay for people to follow petitioners like Sutherly around.
Sutherly says these trackers are becoming aggressive and intimidating. She says they've crowded around her, followed her in a car for miles while she was driving home, and, while she was collecting signatures on Ohio State University's campus, assaulted her.
'The one gentleman turned around and wailed my hand in front of three students and knocked the phone out of my hand,' Sutherly explains.
Sutherly, who's wearing a brace on her left wrist, says she reported the case to OSU police."
-- Andy Chow, National Public Radio