BOISE, Idaho — In just over a week, incumbent Mayor Dave Bieter and City Council President Lauren McLean will face off in the city's mayoral runoff election and the drama of Boise's first modern runoff election continues to heat up.
A Facebook post from McLean for Boise Saturday morning claims that someone is putting up tents and sleeping bags in front of Mclean campaign yard signs.
Specifically, the post says a witness saw two men, on multiple occasions, pull up to a house on Harrison Boulevard and set up a tent, sleeping bag, and other props. According to the post, the men took pictures then packed the items up and drove off.
The post warns voters that if they see these images on mailers or digital ads, the picture is staged and its an attempt to sway voters.
The post also states, "I would trust that these tactics and unabashed fear-mongering isn't the work of the incumbent mayor's campaign, and rather one of the for-profit groups supporting him."
Mayor Bieter declined an on-camera interview but a campaign spokesman says the Bieter camp had nothing to do with the incident.
McLean also said no to an on-camera interview.
A KTVB crew drove down Harrison Boulevard Sunday afternoon and didn't see any sleeping bags or tents.
The two will face off in the runoff election on Tuesday, December 3. Early voting is already underway.