YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As reporters and supporters of presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg filed into 237 E. Front St., where the former New York City mayor opened his Mahoning Valley headquarters this week, the remains of the vandalism that had taken place overnight were still visible.
Sheets of wood with painted with the words “Stop and Frisk” and “Oligarch” leaned against the front of the building, their messages now turned toward the structure. Yards of yellow caution tape remained draped in the trees on either side.
The Youngstown office, which will cover a five-county region, is one of 12 Bloomberg is opening in Ohio. So far the campaign has about 90 staff in the state.
The vandalism, which was committed