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Sen. Norm Coleman’s home hit by graffiti vandals

The Associated Press reported this morning that vandals struck Sen. Norm Coleman’s home in St. Paul, which isn’t far from Grand Avenue.

The Pioneer Press just filed an updated report that includes a photo of the damage. The newspaper report says there have been incidents during campaign season at three other Republicans’  homes, too: Reps. Michele Bachmann in Stillwater, Jim Ramstad in Minnetonka and John Kline in Lakeville.

The Associated Press report said:

ST. PAUL – A spokesman for Sen. Norm Coleman says that vandals wrote graffiti on the garage of his St. Paul home that called the senator “scum” and a “criminal.”

Coleman and his wife, Laurie, live in the Crocus Hill neighborhood of St. Paul. Spokesman Mark Drake says Wednesday morning that graffiti left on the outside of the garage says: “You are a criminal resign or else”; “Scum,” which is written three times; and “Psalm 2.”

Coleman is a former mayor of St. Paul, and has lived in the home on a residential street near the Victoria’s Crossing shopping area for almost 20 years.

A spokesman for the St. Paul Police Department didn’t immediately return a call seeking more information on the incident.

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