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Homes of six Minnesota members of Congress targeted by vandals

Authorities now are reporting that vandals overnight struck the home properties of six Minnesota members of Congress, including Sens. Norm Coleman and Amy Klobuchar.

The vandals spray-painted angry graffiti on the St. Paul garage of Coleman, a Republican who is running for re-election, and the Minneapolis home of Klobuchar, a Democrat.

“I’m confident the police will fully investigate these incidents,” Klobuchar noted in a statement. “When so many homes are vandalized on the same night, I’m hopeful there will be some good leads.  Vandalism to any home is unacceptable.”

Also marked in similar fashion were the properties of Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison of the 5th District and three Republicans – the 2nd District’s John Kline, the 3rd District’s Jim Ramstad and the 6th District’s Michele Bachmann. Ramstad is retiring after this term; the other three are up for re-election.

The Star Tribune’s report is here, and the Pioneer Press account is here.

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