Because he lost?
"A City Council candidate in southwestern New Hampshire is facing animal cruelty charges after police say he kicked his neighbor’s 17-year-old dog to death after it tried to relieve itself on his lawn. Police said Toby Tousley, 55, turned himself in Monday evening after kicking Teddy, a Pekingese-Chihuahua mix, Saturday afternoon. Tousley is running for Keene City Council in Ward 2. The owner told WFXT-TV that he let two dogs, including Teddy, who was losing his eyesight and hearing, outside. Tousley told the station that the dogs were ‘‘menacing’’ him and that he is sorry Teddy’s owner ‘‘didn’t take care of it and keep it under his control like the state of New Hampshire requires.’’
You know, this could really dog his campaign.