Rialto Area Congressman Re-Election Campaign Suspected of Removing Challengers Signs

In a Press Release sent out by the Campaign for Paul Chabot for Congress an accusation of vandalism, theft and trespassing against the current congressman Pete Aguilar and his campaign. Two years ago when both men ran for the highly contested seat Pete Aguilar ran a dirty campaign full of mailers, TV commercials and ad lies about Candidate Paul Chabot according to Paul Chabot. From the looks of this Press Release the Paul Chabot campaign isn’t going down without a fight. See the Press Release below:

LEADING CANDIDATE CHABOT CALLS ON CONGRESSMAN AGUILAR’S CAMPAIGN, TO RETURN 100’s OF STOLEN SIGNS
Signs stolen from private property across
31st District likely represent felony theft
April 26, 2016 – Today, the Paul Chabot for Congress campaign condemned continued vandalism, and theft of hundreds of campaign signs by opponent’s campaign throughout the 31st Congressional District, likely representing a felony crime. Chabot calls on Aguilar’s campaign to immediately return the property.
Yesterday an eye-witness observed suspects removing “Paul Chabot for Congress” yard signs and replacing them with “Aguilar for Congress” signs.  A police report was filed and an investigation is ongoing; however, reports of yard signs being stolen out of people’s front yards have started pouring in from around the congressional district.  In Aguilar’s hometown of Redlands, the Chabot for Congress campaign estimates 90% of its supporters’ yard signs have been stolen.

“Crime continues to rise across California and it’s unacceptable that a campaign of a Member of Congress would be directly adding to that increase,” said Chabot.
“This is a perfect example of why we desperately need to elect leaders who have first-hand experience fighting crime,” continued Chabot. “As a Reserve Deputy Sheriff for the past 20 years I have fought criminals just like the ones witnessed trespassing on private property, vandalizing, and stealing property. I fully expect the Aguilar campaign to immediately return our property and comply with the police investigation.”

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