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Political Sign Set Ablaze in Cape County Woman's Yard

OCTOBER 10, 2006 - Posted at 11:55 a.m. CDT

 

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO - A Cape Girardeau County woman says she will not remove a political sign from her yard even though it's been vandalized twice in four weeks.

Linda Sanders' eight-foot-tall, 32-foot long sign proclaims to vehicles traveling on nearby I-55 "Had Enough? Vote Democrat."

On Friday, someone set fire to the sign, but Sanders put it out.  The sign is only 50 feet from her home.

Last month, someone placed a piece of cardboard spray-painted with the word "Pedro" over the word "Democrat."  Pedro is a possible reference to a candidate for class president in the movie "Napoleon Dynamite."

Police have no suspects.  Sanders believes the acts were politically motivated. 

Republican Central Committee Chairman John Voss says his party does not condone the illegal behavior.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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