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
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.