Updated: Oct 13, 2012 2:11 PM
FOND DU LAC — For one local candidate, the campaign, he says, is hitting a little too close to home. Literally.
Republican Rick Gudex says his home was vandalized and this wasn't the first time.
Gudex is running against Democratic incumbent Jessica King for state Senate.
In this Fond du Lac neighborhood, political signs are a common sight,especially at Gudex's house.
However, on Friday Gudex's signs were in his yard instead of on his fence, he says thanks to vandals.
Tthis is my property. My kids sleep upstairs. My wife is here. It's a little uncomfortable and it's a little too much," Gudex told FOX 11.
And it's not just the signs. Parts of his landscaping were knocked over and his American flag was turned upside down.
"My flag is up in honor of this country, and in honor of those who serve this country," said Gudex.
This is not the first time Gudex's house has been vandalized. Early on in his campaign, he found his garage and his son's truck covered in eggs.
"Then there was the campaign signs getting damaged and cut up," explained Gudex.
It's up to four incidents now, which police are investigating, but Gudex says it doesn't intimidate him.
"Just determines me even more to move forward harder and faster," Gudex told us.
Gudex said he does not think his opponent, Democratic State Sen. Jessica King, or her staff, had anything to do with the vandalism.
In a statement, King said, she "...does not condone intimidation, trespassing or vandalism of any kind..." and that she is "...committed to running a positive campaign."
Both candidates agree: politics could use more positivity right now. Gudex told FOX 11 he thinks the negative political climate could play a part here.
"Just fosters a climate where people get upset," said Gudex.
For his part, Gudex said he's not very upset with the people responsible, he just wants it to stop.
"it's fine, but you know, just please respect other people's property and their privacy," said Gudex.
Gudex told FOX 11 he plans to add a video camera to his property as a form of security.
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