Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Green's Home Trashed.

Byline: Miguel Navrot Journal Staff Writer

Thieves Strike as Candidate Attends Political Gathering

Losing a tight election race wasn't the only disappointment for Santa Fe Green Melissa McDonald she and her husband returned home early Wednesday from their political gathering to find her pickup truck stolen and their entire home ransacked.

"It shouldn't happen to anyone," Nate Downey, McDonald's husband, said. "It certainly doesn't make us feel good."

Downey said the two returned home from a campaign get-together to find their 1999 Ford Ranger missing and each room of their central Santa Fe home wrecked. The pickup was found Wednesday in the Santa Fe River in nearby Frenchy's Field, but stolen stereo components taken from the young couple's home were gone. …

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