WAMU 88.5 : News

GOP Ward 5 Candidate Target Of Harassment

Play associated audio
A photo posted by D.C. GOP candidate Tim Day showing his car after it was keyed.
@Tim_Day_DC
A photo posted by D.C. GOP candidate Tim Day showing his car after it was keyed.

D.C. Republican party leaders say a GOP candidate for D.C. Council is being targeted with threats and acts of vandalism.

Ward 5 Republican Candidate Tim Day helped blow the whistle against former council member Harry Thomas Jr., who later who later admitted to stealing public funds. Now, D.C. GOP officals say Dayy has had his home and car vandalized on several occasions, received harassing phone calls and was once threatened in person.

D.C. Republican Committee director Nick Jeffress says the alleged harassment started when Day first raised questions about former council member Thomas and began helping authorities with their investigation, which ultimately led to Thomas pleading guilty and resigning from office.

Now, as Day campaigns for the vacant Ward 5 seat, local Republican committee officials say the threats and vandalism against Day have continued.

Jeffress says he believes the incidents are "politically motivated." One of the acts of vandalism allegedly involved someone spelling out an expletive followed by the word 'Republicans' on Day's car.

The story was first reported by the Washington Times. Yesterday, the D.C. GOP released a statement calling on the other candidates running in the May 4 special election to speak up and denounce the incidents.

WAMU 88.5

Berlin Wall Brought To University Of Virginia With 'Kings Of Freedom'

A massive piece of the Berlin Wall was recently delivered to the campus of the University of Virginia, adorned with a famous mural by German graffiti artist Dennis Kaun.

NPR

Tasting With Our Eyes: Why Bright Blue Chicken Looks So Strange

The color of food can affect how we perceive its taste, and food companies aren't afraid to use that to their advantage. An artist tests perceptions by dousing familiar foods with unorthodox colors.
NPR

Is Obamacare A Success? We Might Not Know For A While

Fans and foes want to know whether the Affordable Care Act is meeting its goals. But, for good reasons, there are no clear answers yet.
WAMU 88.5

Capital Bikeshare Supplier Bought, Reopening Door To Expansion

Bixi, the company that supplies bicycles and bike stations to the Capital Bikeshare program, has been rescued from bankruptcy. But does that mean the bike sharing will resume expansion in our area?

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.