Multiple yard signs showing support for Democrat Beto O’Rourke, who hopes to unseat Republican Senator Ted Cruz in November, were set on fire in a Dallas suburb this week, according to The Hill.
A total of five signs were vandalized, all of which were for Democratic candidates including O’Rourke, and police said they were reported in roughly the same period of time.
> Yard signs for Colin Allred, a Democrat challenging Rep. Pete Sessions (R), were also set on fire.
> "People need to keep in mind that harming signs is against the law, end of story," said Dallas County Republican Party Chairwoman Missy Shorey.
> Dallas County Democratic Party Chairwoman Carol Donovan told the Dallas Morning News that she had heard of yard signs being stolen, but not set on fire.
The Hill reported that O’Rourke set a Senate campaign record, raising over $38 million in the third quarter, though recent polling shows the Democrat trailing Cruz by 5 points.