Congressional campaign manager’s cat killed; corpse painted with word ‘liberal’

The campaign manager for a congressional hopeful in northwest Arkansas says he found his family’s cat slaughtered and the word “liberal” painted on its corpse, the Associated Press reports.

Jacob Burris, who manages Democrat Ken Aden’s campaign, said Monday that he found the cat on the porch of his Russellville home on Sunday morning. A spokesman with the Russellville Police Department confirmed that Burris had filed a report, but said the department did not have any suspects. Burris said that he had not received any threats leading up to Sunday’s incident. He has worked for Aden’s campaign since the fall. Aden, the former director of a West Memphis nonprofit, is the only Democrat running for the 3rd congressional seat held by freshman Republican Rep. Steve Womack.

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