Delaware house candidate admits removing rival's pamphlet

Posted at 9:17 AM, Oct 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-23 09:17:39-04

A Delaware state house candidate has acknowledged removing her opponent's campaign literature from the front door of a home.

The ABC affiliate station in Philadelphia is reports Monique Johns asked voters to forgive her in a statement issued Monday by the Delaware Democratic Party.

Her statement came a day after a resident posted recordings from his home security system on Facebook. The first video showed Republican incumbent Kevin Hensley leaving the pamphlet, while the second shows a woman removing Hensley's pamphlet and replacing it with another.

Johns identified herself as the woman in the video. She says her own signs have been stolen, too.

The 49--year--old secretary at the Department of Labor won a three--way primary to challenge Hensley last month. Hensley, who's seeking a third term, defeated Johns in 2016.