Since he can’t be defeated at the ballot box, let’s say he beats up old ladies
Huppenthal, a former Chandler City Councilman, says he had permission to remove a campaign sign from private property, contending it contained lies about him.
State Sen. John Huppenthal (R-Dist. 20), has been charged with misdemeanor theft and altering or destroying political signs for cutting down an opposition campaign sign on Election Day.
The charges stem from a confrontation Huppenthal had with Democrat activist Ruth Levin, 78, who told police that the senator cut down the sign then struggled with her over it before driving off. Levin reported the incident to Chandler police
The Democrat characterization:
Emily DeRose, spokeswoman for the Democrat Party said, “Our public officials should be held to a high standard of ethical conduct. People who think it’s okay to steal signs from little old ladies should account for that kind of behavior,” she said.
The Dem annoyance factor:
Sen. Huppenthal has won election to the legislature for the past 16 years, beating his Democrat challenger Ted Maish 56.2% to 43.8% on November 4th.