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Vandals go after candidates' homes in Twin Cities

ST. PAUL, MN (FOX 47) -- As the campaign rhetoric heats up, so does the number of campaign-related crime cases.

Vandals defaced the homes of many political candidates in Minnesota.

It seems neither Republican nor Democratic members of Congress were safe from graffiti.

Norm Coleman's St. Paul home was hit especially hard with black spray paint.

The words criminal, scum, and resign were on the front and side of the garage.

A biblical reference was also painted on the house - Psalm 2 - which includes passages about vanity, the wrath of god, and kings of the earth.

The same scribblings were found on the home of Congressman Keith Ellison in Minneapolis.

Police say vandals also hit the homes of Congressional candidate Michelle Bachman, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Representatives Jim Ramstad and John Klein.  

This is the fourth time, however, this sort of incident against a Republican candidate has happened this year.

St. Paul Police are canvassing the neighborhood for clues, and increasing patrols especially around the Coleman home.

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