Update: A local newspaper, the Appleton Post Crescent has published a story on the incident:
The Post Office recovered nearly 880 pieces of political mailings from a dumpster at a Neenah apartment complex, said Bob Rukes, special agent for the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General.
Agents don’t think this incident was politically motivated.
“So far the investigation has determine that it was just a bad decision involving a postal employee, but nothing that indicates that it was targeted to a specific candidate or political party,” Rukes said.
A tea party oriented web site connected to the Koch brothers claims a Wisconsin letter carrier is under investigation for supposedly dumping Republican campaign literature. The report comes from Watchdog.org, a right wing web site:
MADISON, Wis. – Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night may keep postal carriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. But partisan politics, now that may be another matter altogether.
An investigation has been launched into a Neenah postal carrier who allegedly dumped into a recycling bin hundreds of political advertisement mailers from the campaign of Mike Rorhkaste, Republican candidate for Wisconsin’s 55th Assembly District, Rorhkaste tells Wisconsin Reporter.
Neenah Postmaster Brian Smoot, who was alerted to the incident on Thursday, confirmed that there is an ongoing investigation into the matter, and referred Wisconsin Reporter to the Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Postal Service. OIG representatives there did not return several phone calls seeking comment Sunday.
“I am not allowed to comment because it is an active investigation,” Smoot said of accusations that the unidentified mail carrier mishandled the political literature.