WA State Democrats report break-in at office

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SEATTLE - Seattle police are investigating a break-in at the offices of the Washington State Democrats.

 

It was reported early Tuesday morning by someone arriving for work who found a broken window and open door.

 

Officers searched the building and area for suspects and found none. It's not yet known what was taken.

 

"A couple windows are broken.  Police were notified early this morning around 5:45 to 6 a.m.  I got here a little after that, and they've been here ever since, just going through to assess any damage and whether any property was stolen," said Benton Strong of Washington Democrats.

 

Strong said the break-in was in the main office area, where there may have been laptops and other electronics, along with signs and mailings.

 

Spokesman Mark Jamieson said there's no immediate indication of a political motivation. He said it's a burglary in a building that happens to house campaign folks.

 

When asked if sensitive information may have been stolen or compromised, Strong said he wasn't going to speculate about that at this time.

 

Strong said the building at 901 Rainier Ave. S. also serves as an office for Organizing for America and Jay Inslee for Washington.

 

Strong said staff and Election Day volunteers continue to work on getting out as many votes as possible before the 8 p.m. deadline.