CINCINNATI — A load of manure was dumped outside the Democratic Party headquarters in Warren County.
"What reasonable person thinks this is OK????" party chair Bethe Goldenfield said in a post in the Greater Cincinnati Politics Facebook Group. "I won't be responding to anyone who thinks this is acceptable behavior. It is ILLEGAL!"
The same thing happened in 2012, Goldenfield noted. The suburban Cincinnati county is overwhelmingly Republican; Mitt Romney got 69% of the vote four years ago. It's been almost 40 years since a Democrat was elected to countywide office.
Goldenfield told The Enquirer the Warren County Sheriff's Office called her around 7:45 a.m. Saturday alerting her to the manure pile outside the Lebanon building. Deputies met party officials later to review video.
"Hopefully, the perps will be held accountable for their actions," she said.
Jeff Monroe, chairman of the Warren County Republican Party, said the GOP had nothing to do with the manure "and has offered to help clean things up."
The Warren County Sheriff's Office had no additional information. Goldenfield said the party hired a contractor to remove the pile.
There have been other incidents of party headquarter vandalism nationwide, to both parties. In North Carolina, someone firebombed the Orange County GOP headquarters. Earlier this month someone tossed a brick through the window of an Indiana Republican Party office.
Contributing: Keith BieryGolick, The Cincinnati Enquirer