CLEVELAND - The war of words between two democrats fighting to keep their seat in the U.S. House of Representatives has reached a new level.
Rep. Dennis Kucinich is now claiming that fellow democrat Rep. Marcy Kaptur's camp is stealing his campaign signs.
"To date, we've run a solid grass-roots campaign, which has resulted massive support expressed in thousands of bright yellow 'Dennis!' signs springing up in supporters' front yards. But an aggressive, illegal sign removal operation is being run by the other campaign," Kucinich wrote.
Kucinich spokesperson Andy Juniewicz said the signs have been stolen from Cleveland and the western part of Cuyahoga County. He said many of them have been replaced with Kaptur signs.
According to Juniewicz, information like license plate numbers and photographs has been turned over the Kucinich campaign's legal counsel.
"We are certainly opposed to any theft or destruction of anyone's property including yard signs," said Kaptur's press secretary Matthew Klempner. "We don't engage in such behavior."
The new congressional districts pit the two incumbents against each other in the March 6 primary. On Monday, Kucinich and Kaptur were joined by political newcomer Graham Veysey for a debate. While Veysey took jabs at the incumbents, Kaptur and Kucinich discussed their congressional records.