Skip to comments.Bush's state headquarters for re-election burglarized
Posted on 10/01/2004 12:34:18 PM PDT by tdewey10
The Washington state headquarters for the president's re-election campaign was broken into last night, and police are investigating the theft of three computers from the Bellevue office. Missing are the computers used by the campaign's executive director, the head of the get-out-the-vote effort and one that had been set for delivery to the campaign's Southwest Washington field director, said Jon Seaton, executive director of the state's George W. Bush campaign.
Seaton said data on the computers was backed up and available elsewhere. But, he said, the loss creates a potential security breach about the campaign's so-called 72-hour plan, the Bush get-out-the-vote effort.
"Obviously there's some stuff there we wouldn't want our opposition getting their hands on," Seaton said.
The campaign has spoken about the importance of the 72-hour plan in swing states across the country. Bush campaign officials say it could make the difference in a close election if Republicans are able to make sure their voters get to a polling place on election day and don't sit home as many did four years ago.
Seaton was the first one in the office this morning. He did not notice the break-in until he walked into his office and saw a rock and broken glass on the floor.
A side window of the office on 112-th Ave. N.E. had been smashed.
Seaton said this morning that the campaign staff was still checking to see if anything else had been stolen.
State Republican Party Chairman Chris Vance called it a "Watergate-style break in" and said he suspects Democrats are behind it.
"If you're just some burglar looking for computers to sell to buy drugs you take every laptop in the office maybe," he said. "But they knew exactly whose computers to get. They got the executive director's computer and the get-out-the-vote director's computer."
State Democratic Party spokeswoman Kirstin Brost said Democrats had nothing to do with the break-in.
"I feel really bad. I know how upset I'd be if it happened to us," she said.
"There was nothing for us to gain by stealing those computers. Their secret plan isn't so secret and the fact is we're winning by a lot right now."
Vance said the break in follows reports of vandalized Bush campaign signs and what he said were telephone calls to voters alleging Bush would reinstate a military draft if re-elected.
"To me there is some scary stuff going on from liberal radicals whose Bush hatred is out of control," Vance said.
Not a break in. Just a couple of guys stopped by to check the 'plumbing'.
the dummies who did this will likely post the contents on Indymedia
This could be another Watergate.
This is huge. I'm a Washington Freeper. If this can be tied to the D's, we will SWEEP this state.
Oh please, oh please! Let it be so!
Does this surprise anyone? Anything and everything goes with those scumbags at the DNC.
Just as long as the MSM doesn't attach "gate" to the end of whatever they decide to call it...
No, it won't. Watergate required a partisan press to push the story until it stuck. There is no such partisan anti-Kerry press.
Well - let us hope that "two" reporters are out there somewhere jumping on the story -
Maybe that wasn't Mrs. T in Maimi last night....
"could be" ?
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