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Friday, May 27, 2011

One Rucker/Greaves/Green campaign mystery solved?

What's with the inconsistency?
Several Plainfield Today readers have mentioned the disparity between the campaign signs of Tony Rucker and his running mates Assemblyman Jerry Green and Councilor Vera Greaves.

If you note above, Jerry's and Vera's signs have a consistent look, while Rucker's stands in contrast.

Hmmm. Why's that?

Is it a sign of that 'independence' from Jerry that his supporters claim? (See the comments on my blog post yesterday from Rucker supporters here.)

I was curious about that sign, and happened to catch some snaps yesterday on Belvidere Avenue in front of the home of the late Dr. Gerald Lee, one of Assemblyman Green's first appointments to the PMUA board.

Here are the pix.

The '7' looked a little odd.

Odd indeed! What's that about?

Here's what the other side looks like.
The '7' in the date caught my eye, because it was a bit wimpish in comparison to the rest of the text. Turns out it is taped over something else.

The other side of the sign revealed what the 'something else' is -- June 5.

Could the Rucker/Greaves/Green team have gotten the date right on two of their signs, but not the third? Did Jerry not check them before letting them be put out?

Is there another possibility?

How about this: Primary Day in Rucker's previous challenge of Storch was TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2007.

Could it be the signs are ... recycled?

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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Wow Dan -- that's a bit over-the-top. It actually worries me that you would go to such lenght to pull over and investigate the signage.

Are you suggesting the man should be penalized for being economical, practical -- creative even? I think that's EXACTLY what we need in this city!

Quite the childishness it is so unbecoming!

Rebecca Williams said...

Dan, it reminds me of the hand-drawn "C" on the New Dems poster in the window at our campaign headquarters at 508 Watchung Avenue. You gotta do what you gotta do--lol!


Rob said...

maybe frugal would be a good characteristic for someone seeking office in Plainfield....

Lord knows our local Assemblyman has no issue passing ever bit of tax squeezing legislation out there...

I am going to be one of the first to congratulate Tony on being frugal !