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GOP Congressman Says Campaign Headquarters Vandalized

A Republican congressman in western New York said his election campaign headquarters was vandalized on Aug. 25.

“Last night, a brick was thrown through our campaign office in my hometown of Corning, causing extensive damage. Thank God no one was hurt but this renews our commitment to stand up to this hatred and extremism,” Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) said on Twitter on Aug. 26.

“I will continue to try to unite us, as violence is never acceptable!”

Reed held a press conference in the afternoon, joined by his family, Corning Mayor Bill Boland, State Assemblyman Phil Palmesano, and a small group of supporters, according to MyTwinTiers.com.

“This type of violence is completely unacceptable,” Reed said. “To the coward who did this … this will not deter us.”

Last night a brick was thrown through our campaign office in my hometown of Corning causing extensive damage. Thank God no one was hurt but this renews our commitment to stand up to this hatred and extremism. I will continue to try to unite us as violence is never acceptable!

— Tom Reed (@TomReedCongress) August 26, 2020

Photos uploaded by the news website showed the offices shattered front window and police tape surrounding it.

Reed, who is running for a fifth term, is being challenged by Democrat Tracy Mitrano, who works as a cybersecurity expert. He _

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