A tipster tells me that the man who was pushing me outside of a Capitol Hill fundraiser Tuesday night for Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Martha Coakley is Michael Meehan.

Meehan heads up a firm called Blue Line Strategic Communications along with his partner David DiMartino, who was outside the fundraiser with Coakley tonight and introduced himself to me there. The AP reported on Monday that Meehan is also working for Coakley: "The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee also dispatched Michael Meehan, a media consultant with ties to Massachusetts, to assist the Coakley camp with messaging."

Though I can't say with 100 percent certainty, I think that Meehan is the man who shoved me into a metal railing Tuesday night. You can get the best look at him at about the 30-second mark of this video, and in this AP photo:


(Martha Coakley, left, looks on as the alleged aggressor Meehan approaches me to help me up after he knocked me down. Note the large tear in the bottom of my right pant leg.)

Compare that photo with these two images of Meehan that I found online:

Hopefully we'll be able to confirm in the morning whether or not Meehan was the aggressor. Below the fold is a list from LinkedIn of Meehan's prior work experience, which includes work for John Kerry, Maria Cantwell, NARAL, the DNC, and the Dukakis/Bentsen campaign.

Michael Meehan’s Experience

  • President

    Blue LIne Strategic Communications, Inc.

    (Privately Held; Public Relations and Communications industry)

    April 2009Present (10 months)

  • Senior Vice President


    (Privately Held; Internet industry)

    January 2008Present (2 years 1 month)

    Digital media company

  • President

    Meehan Strategies

    (Privately Held; Myself Only; Political Organization industry)

    January 2007Present (3 years 1 month)

  • President

    BGR Public Relations, LLC

    (Public Relations and Communications industry)

    March 2008July 2009 (1 year 5 months)

  • Chief of Staff

    U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA)

    (Government Administration industry)

    January 2005January 2008 (3 years 1 month)

  • Chief Strategist

    Cantwell 2006

    (Public Relations and Communications industry)

    January 2005November 2006 (1 year 11 months)

  • Senior Advisor

    John Kerry for President

    (Non-Profit; 1001-5000 employees; Political Organization industry)

    November 2003November 2004 (1 year 1 month)

  • Vice President

    NARAL Pro-Choice America

    (Online Media industry)

    20032003 (less than a year)

  • Director Message and Polling

    Democratic National Committee

    (Online Media industry)

    20012003 (2 years )

  • Political Director

    Office of Senator Tom Daschle/Office of Democratic Leader

    (Online Media industry)

    19972003 (6 years )

  • National Political Director

    US Senator Thomas Daschle

    (Online Media industry)

    19972001 (4 years )

  • Communications Director

    John Kerry for US Senate

    (Public Relations and Communications industry)

    19951997 (2 years )

  • Communications Director

    U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, Washington D.C.

    (Public Relations and Communications industry)

    19951995 (less than a year)

  • KY press secretary

    Dukakis/Bentsen Presidential Campaign

    (Public Relations and Communications industry)

    19881988 (less than a year)

Michael Meehan’s Education

  • Bates College


  • American University

    Washington Semester 1985

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