Democrats quickly raise $13,000 to help reopen firebombed North Carolina GOP office

Democrats chip in to rebuild firebombed NC GOP office
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As if the 2016 election could not get any stranger, just hours after the North Carolina Republican Party reported that its campaign office in heavily Democratic Orange County had been gutted with a Molotov cocktail, a collection of Democrats raised more than $13,000 in 40 minutes through crowdfunding site GoFundMe "to enable the Orange County, North Carolina Republican office to re-open as soon as possible." Nobody was hurt in the attack, which also included a spray-painted "Nazi Republicans get out of town or else" on the side of an adjacent building.

Gov. Pat McCrory (R) called the firebombing "an attack on our Democracy," and GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump tweeted out that "animals representing Hillary Clinton and Dems in North Carolina" were to blame for the attack. The North Carolina Republican Party thanked Trump and said "we will not be silenced nor suppressed by this evil act," but they also thanked Hillary Clinton for her condemnation of the attack.

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