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 CruzBarr: 'I haven't looked into' whether Ukraine meddled in 2016 election Houston police chief excoriates McConnell, Cornyn and Cruz on gun violence FBI head rejects claims of Ukrainian 2016 interference 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 SessionsTexas GOP rep predicts heavy Democratic presence in state ahead of 2020 Bottom Line The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Better Medicare Alliance - GOP snags mic with impeachment protest 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 TrumpSanders urges impeachment trial 'quickly' in the Senate US sending 20,000 troops to Europe for largest exercises since Cold War Barr criticizes FBI, says it's possible agents acted in 'bad faith' in Trump probe 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.