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Big Signs, Bigger Controversy



Charlie Crist calls it "good advertising." Democrats say Crist "has no respect for the law."

They're both talking about something that has literally grabbed voters' attention: the display of two giant Republican Party banners featuring Crist that Tampa officials say are illegal under the city sign code. But since scofflaws have 30 days to take down an illegal sign, those Crist banners can stay put through Election Day and nobody can do a thing about it. But a similar oversized sign in St. Petersburg could land Crist and the GOP in hot water.

Shrewd political timing -- or outright arrogance? The full story here

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 11:34am]


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