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Mangano campaign: More than 100 signs destroyed, stolen

A spokesman for Republican County Executive Edward Mangano

A spokesman for Republican County Executive Edward Mangano said more than 100 large signs supporting the campaign were damaged or stolen on Wednesday night in Bethpage, East Meadow, Farmingdale, Levittown, Bellmore, Merrick, and Wantagh. (Oct. 24, 2013) (Credit: Handout)

More than 100 large signs supporting the campaign of Republican County Executive Edward Mangano were damaged or stolen on Wednesday night, according to campaign spokesman Brian Nevin.

The vandalism and thefts occurred in the late evening hours of Oct. 23 in the neighborhoods of  Bethpage, East Meadow, Farmingdale, Levittown, Bellmore, Merrick, and Wantagh, Nevin said.

The incidents, he said, occurred on both public and private property and will cost the campaign thousands of dollars. The campaign, he said, has not filed a police report.

Nevin pinned the blame for the incidents on supporters of Mangano’s opponent in next month’s general election, Democrat Thomas Suozzi

“I cannot imagine who, other than bitter Tom Suozzi supporters, would create such damage and destruction over such a large geographic area,” Nevin said.

Suozzi campaign spokesman Jeffrey Guillot declined to comment on the incidents.  

The Mangano campaign is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.

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