More than two years ago, the Orange County Republican Party’s headquarters in Hillsborough was firebombed and struck with graffiti, but the local Republican chapter said it's better off today than it was before the incident.
The crime at the Orange County Republican Party headquarters is being investigated jointly by local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.The Hillsborough Police Department declined to comment because it's an ongoing investigation.
The graffiti included a swastika and the words “Nazi Republicans leave town or else." It was spray-painted in black on the side of an adjacent building, named Balloons Above Orange.
Waddy Davis, chairperson of the Orange County Republican Party, said the incident was influential for both the community and the Republican Party.
“I think it really brought people together," Davis said. "It united the people here at the community, and they voted positively for the Republican Party here in the state. People are motivated to go out to vote, to help get more involved with the election period.”