State Police are investigating political vandalism that struck Assemblywoman Janet Duprey's yard signs.
The vandals used black and red spray paint to write "Babby Killer" on the political advertisements for Mrs. Duprey, R-Peru.
"I've been in this business a long time," Mrs. Duprey said. "I've never been as rattled as I am by this."
Last week, Mrs. Duprey beat Karen Bisso and David Kimmel in a Republican primary. The vandalism allegedly occurred before the primary. She now faces Mrs. Bisso on the Conservative line and Tim Carpenter on the Democratic line in the Nov. 6 general election.
Mrs. Duprey said she didn't know who had vandalized her signs, but seemingly, they were upset with her position on abortion rights.
"I don't support abortion, I support a woman's right to choose her health care," Mrs. Duprey said. "There's a huge difference."
The signs were vandalized in Chateguay, Ellenburg, and west of Malone, toward St. Lawrence County. About 10 in total were found, Mrs. Duprey said.
She said that another sign was spray painted with the words "Queer killer." Mrs. Duprey voted to approve gay marriage, but she was confused about the "queer killer" message.
"Right-wing fanatics (think) I'm a gay lover, not a queer killer," Mrs. Duprey said.
Mrs. Duprey is running for a district that includes Franklin and Clinton counties, plus four St. Lawrence County towns: Brasher, Lawrence, Piercefield and Hopkinton.