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Vandals Spray Paint Gregg County Obama Headquarters And Vehicles

The building is the Gregg County campaign office of Barack Obama where just yesterday, hundreds of East Texans showed up to see actor, Samuel L. Jackson stump for the campaign.  

The building is not only the headquarters for Obama's Gregg County campaign, but it is also a phone service center. Early this morning the owner, Eddie Towles and his technicians found the words "a racist" spray painted on two company vans.  

"I don't even know why anyone would do this except ignorance- total ignorance,"said  Towles Phone Center technician, Lonzell Johnson. 

Not only was the writing on the vans, but spray painted on the wall of the front part of the building. 

The buildings owner, Eddie Towles says he feels the the racial remarks were directed towards him. "I am not a racist! I take this personally. Now, I can not take my vans out with my technicians and service the good people of Longview," said Towles.

Despite the degrading racial remarks, Eddie Towles says it won't stop his support for Obama and his good works he tries to do for the Longview community. "They can destroy my building, they can destroy my vans, but they'll never be able to destroy my spirit," said Towels. 

Towles says he does not think his business would have been vandalized had it not been the headquarters for Barack Obama. Longview Police say they do not have any leads at this time.

LaKecia Shockley, Reporting lshockley@kltv.com 

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