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Rice blasts Flowers over missing 'm'



Flowers_m_sign_2 The Darden Rice campaign released a damning photograph today of a Rene Flowers' yard sign. The two are in the Pinellas County Commission District 3 Democratic primary. The photo shows a lone 'm' absent from the word 'Commission' in the directive: Elect Rene Flowers for County Commission.

"There are just some details you have to get right," Rice said in a statement that accompanied the photo. "Especially the name of the job you're asking voters to hire you for."

Told of the move, Flowers said that her printer had made a mistake and had apologized to her profusely, then printed her another batch of correctly spelled signs. Her campaign, she said, started replacing the bad signs about two weeks ago.

"Bless her heart if that's the best she could do," Flowers said of Rice. "I'm continuing to focus on the issues."

Will Van Sant, Times staff writer

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:31am]


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