Harry Mitchell Campaign Stealing Signs Again!

Here is the latest press release from the David Schweikert Campaign

For Immediate Release: October 31, 2008
Contact: (480) 946-1125

Mitchell Sign Theft – Once is a Mistake and Twice is a Habit
(Will the courts bother to punish him this time?)

Scottsdale, AZ – The David Schweikert for Congress campaign has just received word that two Mitchell Campaign staffers were seen removing a Schweikert Campaign sign and replacing it with a Mitchell sign.

“It looks like Harry is up to his old tricks.” said J.P. Twist a Schweikert campaign spokesman. “You would think that he would have learned his lesson the first time he was caught doing this a few years back.” added Twist. A few years ago, Mitchell was accused of stealing his opponent’s signs in a state legislative race.

The incident comes on the heels of recent press reports about Young Democrats also stealing signs in the Tempe area this election cycle.

The two men were seen on the corner of Elliot and McClintock in Tempe.  The observer noticed the two men take down the Schweikert sign and move it directly behind the McDonald’s on the corner.

“We demand an apology from Harry Mitchell and his staff.” said Twist. “We have let them slide for continuing to lie about my record but I will not stand for the stealing of our campaign material. Dishonesty reflects only upon him, but theft of signs impacts the entire electorate.” ended Twist.


Comments

  1. “We have let them slide for continuing to lie about my record but I will not stand for the stealing of our campaign material.”

    Really?? So this seems quite backwards to me. I’ll let someone go for lying about my record but when they steal a campaign sign then we are going to flip out!

    Give me a break… This is so stupid. Also “Schweikert’s campaign received word” so they did not even see it and just heard from some random person. At least if there was an actual police report or if they had the person’s name like with what happened last week with Young Dems it would be believable.

    This is another attack by a desperate campaign that knows it is going to lose on Tuesday and needs to try something and everything to pull off a miracle.

  2. “Moving” means “stealing”?

    I can’t remember the last time that a candidate who issued a press release about their signs being stolen won the election, and I just worked on a campaign that did exactly that…

  3. Using this idea worked so well for J.D. in 2006!

  4. This is the equivalent of David Schweikert hopping up and down and shouting “Look at me! Look at me!”.

    So, who’s on deck to run against Harry in 2010? I’m thinking Greg Patterson.

  5. Taken individually these incidents don’t seem like much but when you see multiple incidents of it around the state, the pattern is obvious. Brock’s signs defaced, the two democrats caught by the police in Cochise. Actually heard of someone caught in the act who claimed to be “rearranging” signs. You can say all you want about people complaining about it but you pretty much can’t deny the pattern.

  6. What a crock says

    This is the biggest pile of horsesh*t that I’ve seen yet.

    Schweikert is a desparate odd little man, and this is a publicity stunt that I hope blows up in his face.

  7. Annie Hoyle says

    “This is the equivalent of David Schweikert hopping up and down and shouting “Look at me! Look at me!”.”

    You ought to know, Klute!

  8. Hey, I do fine all by myself. I just picked up my 234th regular reader today (from Vancouver, BC no less!).

  9. Annie Hoyle says

    My point exactly!

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