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Billboards during Republican National Convention promote Democrats

11:01 AM, Aug 22, 2012   |    comments
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TAMPA, Florida (AP) - When GOP delegates make their way into downtown Tampa during the convention, they'll get a reminder that they're holding their quadrennial convention in a city run by Democrats.

The Tampa Tribune reports that a billboard went up on Tuesday that welcomes Republicans to a city "Where the mayor and all city council members are Democrats."

The billboard was purchased by Ruth's List Florida, a group that works to elect what it describes as progressive women. It's one of a number of organizations - partisan and non-partisan - laying claim to the Tampa area's tallest billboards to grab the attention of the Republican National Convention crowd.

Groups promoting positions opposing abortion or supporting measures to curb climate change have also advertised along the roadways.


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