A burglar stole a laptop computer from the West Columbia campaign office of a S.C. Senate candidate over the weekend, according to news reports.
Deedee Vaughters, who is running for the District 26 seat, told The Aiken Standard that someone broke into her office on Moffatt Street, stole a Hewlett-Packard laptop, but left behind other electronics.
"It could be politically motivated, but we're not sure," Vaughters told the paper. "They did not destroy the place. They did not vandalize the place."
Vaughters said the laptop, which was used by her campaign manager is password-protected, so she's "not worried about any information getting out there."
Vaughters beat Duane Naquin in the Republican primary in June. She will face Democratic incumbent Nikki Setzler in the November general election.
District 26 includes parts of Lexington and Aiken counties.