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Sen. Toomey's Neighbors' Homes Hit With Anti-GOP Graffiti

One of the messages reads: "Nazi, Slavers, Rapists, Cross-Worshippers== GOP."

State police are investigating anti-Republican graffiti spray-painted on eastern Pennsylvania homes next to the residence of U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey.

The graffiti sprayed late Saturday or early Sunday says, "Nazi, Slavers, Rapists, Cross-Worshippers== GOP." Another message says "Look Out Toomey and Your Neo Nazi Republicans" and a third says hashtag "Americans Against the Republican Party."

Toomey says he's "sickened by this disgusting, politically inspired hatred." Toomey's Democratic opponent, Katie McGinty, issued a statement calling the vandalism "unacceptable" and says she hopes police "hold the people accountable for it responsible."

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Two additional messages were spray-painted on the back of Toomey's neighbor's home. One message was specifically directed at the senator.

Toomey was asked about the graffiti after Monday night's televised debate with McGinty and says he was "extremely distressed and disappointed that our neighbors and friends would be subjected to something like that."

Toomey lives in Upper Milford Township, near Philadelphia.

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