Jeffries alleges mass theft of campaign signs


Assemblyman Kevin JeffriesIn case you missed it, Assemblyman and Riverside County supervisor candidate Kevin Jeffries last Thursday issued a press release alleging more than 20 of his large campaign signs were stolen en masse Wednesday night from various locations, mainly in southwest county.

Jeffries, R-Lake Elsinore, didn’t accuse Bob Buster – the incumbent he’s trying to unseat in November – of stealing the signs or ordering their theft. But he clearly suspects some of Buster’s supporters were behind it. Buster was pretty angry with Jeffries’ suggestion and says Jeffries is just trying to get attention by lobbing accusations without any proof.

The Inland Empire Taxpayers Association, which endorsed Jeffries, issued its own press release condemning the sign swiping.

“Kevin Jeffries has fought for Riverside County’s families, small businesses and property owners for years,” association President Chris Mann said in the release. “Those who have made a career out of extorting taxpayers and entrepreneurs are obviously concerned that Kevin Jeffries is now likely to defeat the incumbent in November, and are lashing out against his campaign by ripping down numerous signs located on private property in what was clearly a well-orchestrated attack across Lake Elsinore, Lakeland Village, Temescal Valley, and Wildomar.”

Remember, we still have more than 50 days left until the Nov. 6 runoff. Plenty of time for more drama.

By Jeff Horseman @ The Press Enterprise

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