Michigan Live reports:
Democratic presidential hopeful Mike Bloomberg is blaming primary opponent Bernie Sanders for inspiring a string of vandalism at Bloomberg’s campaign offices in Michigan and other states.
The Bloomberg campaign shared images showing graffiti spray-painted on the window of its Ann Arbor field office and a sign placed on another office in Flint this month.
Bloomberg Campaign Manager Kevin Sheekey said it’s not clear who is responsible for the vandalism, but each incident “echoes language from the Sanders campaign and its supporters.”
Fox Business reports:
Mike Bloomberg’s campaign manager blamed rival Sen. Bernie Sanders’ rhetoric after Bloomberg’s Chicago campaign office was vandalized Monday with words like “GOP” and “oligarch.”
“Yet again, one of our campaign offices has been vandalized with derogatory language — using the word ‘oligarch’ — in an act of hate,” Bloomberg campaign manager Kevin Sheekey said in a statement.
“We cannot, and will not, tolerate these acts. While we do not know who is directly responsible, we do know Senator Bernie Sanders and his campaign have repeatedly invoked this language, and the word ‘oligarch’ specifically when discussing Mike Bloomberg and his campaign.”
The Salt Lake Tribune reports:
Vandals broke the windows at the Salt Lake City campaign headquarters of Democratic presidential hopeful Mike Bloomberg early Saturday morning.
Six windows were broken and rocks were found inside the office at 243 E. 400 South, said Catherine Sant Marr, the communications director for Bloomberg’s campaign in Utah. The building is set back behind a small parking area, across the street from the City Library’s main branch.
Lauren Littlefield, Utah state director for the Bloomberg campaign, said in a statement that her staff was “disheartened” by the vandalism. “We know that emotions can run high in politics, but we also know that even when we disagree, Utahns and common ground in civil discourse.”
The Bloomberg campaign first accused Sanders backers several days ago after their office in Knoxville, Tennessee was spray-painted with similar words.