Wednesday, August 18, 2010

What's Going on at Carnahan's Office?

The campaign headquarters of Congressman Russ Carnahan (D-MO) was broken into and a fire was started in the finance office the other night. Carnahan's Republican opponent, Ed Martin (R-MO), quickly condemned the attack.

While the story to that point looks like boilerplate, I agree with Dana that "things seem a little .... odd" after reading KMOV's coverage:
When I went by the building this morning I got a weird vibe. I saw a campaign worker coming out of the back of the office with big Bread Company to-go bags. I jokingly said, "Are you with Bread Company or the Carnahan campaign?" He said, "Bread Company," then tossed the bags in the dumpster and went to the front of the building, presumably back in the office. Weird.

(I talked to a reporter at another station who worked on this story who told me when she was there, she met a campaign worker outside the building who also denied being associated with the campaign. When she went inside to talk to a spokesperson, she saw that person who denied being with the campaign IN Carnahan's office.)

Then when I talked to a campaign spokesperson she refused to comment on anything beyond what police already told us. I tried to ask "What do you make of this?"... "How are workers and volunteers inside dealing with the fact their office was attacked?"... but Angela Guyadeen would have none of it. She wouldn't even tell me why she wouldn't answer these simple questions.

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