SOUTH SIDE (KDKA) — Two local politicians, a Democrat and a Republican, both the victims of apparent vandalism overnight.
Rep. Mike Doyle’s office and congressional candidate Sean Parnell’s home were tagged with the same message:
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“Elections, no. Revolution, yes.”
Rep. Mike Doyle’s office on the South Side was tagged with the message and what appears to be a hammer and a sickle, the same message that appeared on Parnell’s garage door.
“There is an election coming up,” Parnell said. “Things are hyper-partisan, but this type of behavior isn’t acceptable on either side of the aisle.”
Red spray paint stretched across the Republican U.S. Congressional candidate’s garage door on Sunday morning and across the front of Democrat Doyle’s office.
The message was accompanied by a hammer and sickle, the symbol commonly associated with communism.
“Send a message at the ballot box if you’re unhappy with me or what I stand for, but don’t come to my home and vandalize my home,” Parnell said.
While the punctuation did differ between the messages at Parnell’s home and Doyle’s office, Parnell said he found a brick near the garage that wasn’t there before.
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“What happened to Mike Doyle’s office, absolutely wrong in every sense of the word,” he said. “This is my house though. My kids sleep…