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Romney bus vandalized during Henrico stop

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A campaign bus used in support of Mitt Romney’s campaign for president was vandalized during a stop at a gun show in Henrico over the weekend. The vandalism was enough to keep the bus off the campaign trail for a day.

Here is my story from NBC12:

HENRICO (WWBT)- There are fears that the 2012 presidential campaign could get ugly, and there are signs that it’s already happening. A bus carrying supporters of republican candidate Mitt Romney was targeted at an event in Richmond this weekend.

The bus was parked outside of a gun show in Henrico registering voters for the fall campaign.

No one was hurt, but it was a clear act of vandalism. The bus is one of three vehicles that travels through swing states in support of the Romney campaign.

This bus never serves to transport the former Massachusetts governor or his wife, but instead parks outside events hoping to encourage voters to support the GOP campaign. In this case it was parked outside the “Showplace” on Mechanicsville Turnpike in Henrico, a sprawling convention hall that was home to a weekend gun show.

Sometime late Saturday night into early Sunday morning the bus was hit, its alternator belt cut, keeping it from going anywhere.

The campaigns dealt with the problem, and were only forced to cancel one event scheduled for Leesburg on Monday morning. They chose not to call police, and a report was never filed.

read and see the rest of the story on NBC12.com

Written by Ryan Nobles

July 9, 2012 at 10:39 pm

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