Mitch McConnell’s re-election campaign says a group of Democrats destroyed their campaign signs on display at a weekend political event early on Saturday morning.
McConnell campaign manager Jesse Benton described the alleged vandalism in an email, referring to it on Saturday as a “troubling development.’
“Shortly after 1:00 am last night, Republicans saw a group of people destroying McConnell campaign signs at the Fancy Farm picnic venue,” Benton said. “The Graves County Sheriff was called to the scene, and 25-year-old Mitchell Rowe was detained and charged with vandalism and criminal mischief. His accomplices fled.”
Benton added: “Mr. Rowe comes from a strong local Democrat family with ties to many prominent local Democrats.”
The Fancy Farm, Ky. barbecue picnic — which is set to occur Saturday — is referred to by organizers as “Kentucky’s inaugural event for the statewide fall political season.” Politicos travel￼ from all over the state for the event, which is known for getting particularly rowdy when the politicians speak.