O’Rourke yard signs set on fire outside Dallas

O’Rourke yard signs set on fire outside Dallas

Several campaign yard signs for Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) were set on fire in a Dallas suburb this week.

Five signs, all in support of Democratic candidates including O’Rourke, were set ablaze Monday night, according to the Dallas Morning News. O’Rourke is looking to unseat Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSenate GOP mulls speeding up Trump impeachment trial The Hill's Morning Report — President Trump on trial GOP threatens to weaponize impeachment witnesses amid standoff MORE (R) on Nov. 6.


All the vandalized signs were located in the same neighborhood and reported to the police in roughly the same time period.

Yard signs for Colin Allred, a Democrat challenging Rep. Pete SessionsPeter Anderson SessionsTenth Congressional Black Caucus member backs Biden Giuliani held phone call with Maduro amid Venezuela crisis Texas GOP rep predicts heavy Democratic presence in state ahead of 2020 MORE (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.

O’Rourke’s battle with Cruz has drawn national attention and record fundraising. O’Rourke set a Senate campaign record for raising more than $38 million in the third quarter.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpNational Archives says it altered Trump signs, other messages in Women's March photo Dems plan marathon prep for Senate trial, wary of Trump trying to 'game' the process Democratic lawmaker dismisses GOP lawsuit threat: 'Take your letter and shove it' MORE visited Houston on Monday for a rally in support of Cruz.

Cruz leads O'Rourke by 5 points, according to an Ipsos poll released Wednesday in partnership with Reuters and the University of Virginia Center for Politics.