TODAY   |  October 12, 2012

Congressional rivals get feisty in verbal exchange

Congressional rivals in California almost turned verbal sparring into hand-to-hand combat as Democratic Congressmen Brad Sherman put his arm around Representative Howard Herman and said, “Do you want to get into this?” TODAY’s Natalie Morales reports.

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>>> provide enough fireworks, check out this moment from the congressional campaign trail in california last night where rival democratic congressman bradsherman and howard berman nearly turned verbal sparring into hand-to-hand combat. sherman put his arm around rival representative berman an yanked him to his chest and challenged him to a fight saying, quote, do you want to get into this? a police officer actually had to jump in there and separate the two. it's 7:17 right now. back to savannah, al and matt. where is the civility?

>> our democracy at work. and they are in the same party, right?

>> exactly the thriller in manila though.

>> exactly.

>> you want a piece of this? come on.