More Strange Political Behavior as Midterm Elections Near

INSIDE EDITION reports on the latest exploits at political debates across the country as things heat up and tempers flare in the final stretch of the campaigns.

Things are getting nasty out there.

In Kentucky, the bitter senate race turned really ugly after an apparent supporter of Republican candidate Rand Paul stomped on a woman who was backing Democrat Jack Conway.

And in Rhode Island, Democrat Gubernatorial candidate Frank Caprio is still seething over President Obama's refusal to endorse him. Caprio actually told the President to, "shove it."

"I never asked for President Obama's endorsement. You know, he can take his endorsement and really shove it, as far as I'm concerned," Caprio said during a radio interview.

"Let's say you are elected governor, you told the President of the United States to shove it," said Today Show host Meredith Vierra.

And there's a growing national uproar over a moment that took place during a Congressional debate in Illinois, all over the Pledge of Allegiance.

After the moderator from the League of Women Voters refused to lead everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance, the people in the audience and the Republican candidate spontaneously rose to do just that.

Joe Ptak led the rebellion.

INSIDE EDITION's Megan Alexander asks, "When you stood and asked for the Pledge of Alligence and the moderator said 'No,' were you shocked?"

"I said, 'This can't be happening in my country.' It wasn't going to stand and Americans stood up," Ptak said.

First Lady Michelle Obama appeared in Los Angeles today at the Women's Conference 2010.
The event was hosted by California's First Lady Maria Shriver.

"It's always like this, especially in the home stretch," Shriver said of the recent string of bad political behavior.