Someone has been vandalizing campaign signs on both public and private property, and Clay County Republicans are not happy.
“Let’s have a discussion and let’s vote, but let’s not destroy each other’s property,” says Clay County Republican Chair Leslie Dougher.
Dougher was driving for campaign headquarters yesterday and saw the word “LIAR” spray painted across a Romney/Ryan sign along the way. There were also a number of vulgarities stuck on the sign. The headquarters had also been egged and papers scattered around with profanity written on it.
She says this is not the American way to do elections.
“Destroying personal property is not what this is about. It’s about differences of opinions and ideas,” she says.
LeeAnne Reynolds was disappointed to see vandalism through her Orange Park neighborhood this morning.
“All of the Romney/Ryan yard signs along Holly Point West had been pulled out of the ground,” she says.
She says the smaller signs were crumpled and destroyed, and even a large 4’x6’ plywood sign had been pushed over.
“It’s disappointing and it’s immature,” Reynolds says.
I’ve received reports out of San Pablo as well, where AJ Belmont told me he saw a sign with graffiti. This was the only problem he had seen to this point in Jacksonville, although he keeps an eye on problems nationwide and says vandalism is up.
All the victims just want the vandals to stop terrorizing their property.