Pizza chain nixes GOP Senate candidate’s campaign event

WILMINGTON, Del. — A pizza restaurant chain has blocked Republican U.S. Senate candidate Lauren Witzke from holding a campaign event at one of its locations, saying it believes in remaining politically neutral.

The Delaware News Journal reports that Grotto Pizza canceled a private “meet-and-greet” event that Witzke’s campaign planned to hold Friday at one of its Wilmington restaurants.

In a Facebook post, the restaurant chain said it doesn’t allow campaign events in any of its locations and doesn’t support any specific candidates in any elections.

In a message posted on Twitter, Witzke claimed Grotto Pizza canceled the event due to harassment from her political opponents.

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