Can this be coincidence?
Political break-in: Just a day after Barack Obama’s staffers moved into their new state headquarters in Los Angeles, someone broke in last week and stole a pair of laptop computers containing sensitive information about the campaign’s field strategy and its voter contact file.
Other laptops were left behind.
And it turns out there was a nearly identical burglary of his Davenport, Iowa, office about the same time.
Obama campaign spokeswoman Debbie Mesloh declined to speculate on what was behind the L.A. break-in, referring us to Los Angeles police.
We couldn’t reach anyone there for comment, but we can tell you the cops dusted the office on Wilshire Boulevard in Koreatown for prints.
How does this kind of thing happen? Does one of the presidential campaigns have a Plumbers Unit? Is there a campaign so awash with money that some of it just ends up in the hands of a wrong-headed person with poor judgment?
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UPDATE: The Davenport laptop burglary was in July.