Elections 2012: Shot Fired into Obama Campaign Office in Denver

A single shot was fired at an Obama campaign field office in Denver, police reports claim.

Police say someone fired a shot at an Obama campaign office in Denver on Friday afternoon. Photo: Barack Obama/Flickr

Luckily, no one was injured, though at the moment there were people inside the office, said Denver police spokeswoman Raquel Lopez.

“It looks like it was one shot that was fired into the structure,” she added.

As The Independent reports, the shot broke a large panel of glass at the office on West Ninth Avenue near Acoma Street.

The police spokeswoman said that the investigation has already begun and Denver police are currently examining surveillance video but have not yet confirmed a description of a vehicle that might be linked to the shooting. Other details were not revealed.

“Right now, no one is in custody and investigators are looking at surveillance video to see if a vehicle can be identified,” Lopez said, adding that she was not aware of any previous threats against the campaign office.

According to reports, the Secret Service, which duty is to provide safety measure for President Obama, was not involved in the investigation Friday, although the agency’s involvement would depend on what Denver police find.

Obama’s re-election campaign refused to comment on the incident and referred questions to Denver police, CNN reports.

Meanwhile, President Obama is getting prepared for the upcoming second round of the presidential debates with his Republican rival Mitt Romney.

Obama on Tuesday admitted his fail in last week’s debate, telling tellig reporters that he was “too polite” – but the president pledged that “we’re going to go ahead and win” the next one.

“I think it’s fair to say I was just too polite, because, you know, it’s hard to sometimes just keep on saying and what you’re saying isn’t true,” the president said, when asked what happened at the debate.

“It gets repetitive. But, you know, the good news is, is that’s just the first one. Governor Romney put forward a whole bunch of stuff that either involved him running away from positions that he had taken, or doubling down on things like Medicare vouchers that are going to hurt him long term.”

When asked why he “had the open shot and … didn’t take it” in last week’s debate, Obama replied: “I understand, but you know, what happens though is that when people lose one game, you know, this is a long haul.”

He went on, adding: “I think it’s fair to say that we will see a little more activity at the next one.”

“But keep in mind that, you know, the issues that are at stake for folks haven’t changed. You know? We’ve got millions of people who’ve got health care right now because of our health care bill. And they won’t have it if Mitt Romney is elected president.”

The president also disagreed with the idea that he had the election locked down going into the debate, CBS News writes.

“This is always going to be a close race. Governor Romney kept on making mistakes month after month so it made it look artificially like this was, might end up being a cakewalk,” the president said.

“But we understood internally that it never would be. That it was going to tight- it tightened over the last three or four days, but it could have tightened after the convention if they hadn’t had such a bad convention.”

He added: “By next week I think a lot of the hand-wringing will be complete because we’re going to go ahead and win this thing.”

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