Sen. McGuire Has Nearly $2,000 Worth of Campaign Signs Stolen

An Anchorage senator running for re-election has nearly $2,000 dollars worth of campaign signs stolen overnight.

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by Megan Mazurek

An Anchorage senator running for re-election has nearly $2,000 dollars worth of campaign signs stolen overnight.

Incumbent Senator Lesil McGuire says she had her signs stolen from several properties across Anchorage including private businesses and the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association hall.

McGuire says the signs are heavy and require a big truck and a couple of people to put them in place. She adds in one of the locations smaller signs for her opponent, Jeff Landfield, were replaced.

McGuire says these kinds of antics are immature and can deter people from voting.

"Who chooses to run and how you run your campaign we should all hold ourselves to high standards of our integrity because what you're showing the voters out there is that the process means something," said Sen. Lesil Mcguire, (R) Anchorage. "How we conduct ourselves is important and I think the message I want to send to voters is to keep your spirits up and don't let these types of things deter you from getting out to vote."

Her opponent, Jeff Landfield, says he had not heard of the vandalism and says he has no idea who took the signs.

"Senator McGuire is basically implying that tea party activists or people who support my message of out of control spending and bad policies which are creating lower oil production stole her signs," said Jeff Landfield, candidate running for Anchorage District (K). "I have no idea where her signs are."

The Anchorage republican says she and her staff will look to grass roots ways to replace the signs, and says in the last leg to the primaries there's not a lot of extra spending cash to go around.

Primaries have less then a 17 percent turn out rate. Alaskans are encouraged to vote on Tuesday August 28th.

For more information visit:
http://www.elections.alaska.gov/ei_primary.php

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