Posted: Nov 5, 2012 6:06 PM by Rachel Cole - email@example.com
Updated: Nov 5, 2012 7:14 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI -- A local democratic candidate's campaign was attacked right before election day.
Signs were stolen and her Google account was hacked. The candidate's campaign manager, Nicole Reustle plans to get things back on track for congressional candidate Rose Meza-Harrison.
"It seems like our signs are being targeted more than anyone else's," Reustle said.
She said, volunteers first noticed several campaign signs missing over the weekend. "We personally noticed 6 signs stolen."
Representatives for Rose said one of her campaign signs was located at the corner of Flour Bluff and Compton but has been removed from the site. Reustle said, those signs aren't cheap.
"They run anywhere between 45 to 75 dollars," Reustle said.
The attack on the campaign doesn't stop there, Resutle said, the main internet account for Rose was hacked and shut down.
"It says that the channel is closed and is no longer available, this is where all of our commercials, our endorsements, our video endorsements were all located," she said.
She's filed numerous police reports but has seen zero results. "It's clear that the police aren't interested in this and aren't taking a close look at it," Reustle said.
Campaign volunteers aren't sure who stole the signs but they have a hunch and point to incumbent republican congressman Blake Farenthold. "We call on Congressman Farenthold to please ask your supporters to stand down, we don't think its the congressman going, tearing down our signs but please ask your supporters to stop this," Reustle said.
She said, they plan to press forward by replacing the stolen signs and creating a new Google account and just want a fair election.
Meanwhile, a spokesman for Blake Farenthold's office said, "Every candidate spends money on campaigning and while they don't believe any of their supporters took the signs down, they understand how Meza-Harrison's campaign feels. Farenthold's signs have been taken down in the past as well, this happens in every campaign cycle."
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