Bolitics: Black GOP Candidate’s Campaign Sign Vandalized To Show Her In ‘White Face’

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Y’all ain’t right

GOP Candidate’s Signs Vandalized With ‘White Face’ Paint

A black Republican running for congress recently had a rude awakening when she noticed that one of her campaign signs had been painted to show her in “white face”; an obvious dig at her allegiance to the GOP.

National Review reports:

A Florida Republican congressional candidate’s campaign sign was vandalized with whiteface paint last week in a district with overwhelmingly Democratic voter registration. The attack follows a string of bias incidents against black Republicans.

Glo Smith, who reports that she has also had a number of signs stolen, tells National Review Online she became aware of the racist defacement of an eight-foot-by-four-foot sign Tuesday. The sign was situated on private property in view of Interstate 10 in Jacksonville. The vandal sprayed white paint over the face of Smith, who is African-American. The paint job appears to be carefully done and leaves the eyes untouched, creating a very creepy effect.

Smith is challenging long-sitting Democratic Congresswoman Corinne Brown in Florida’s Fifth Congressional District, a serpentine product of post-2010 redistricting where Democratic registration is above 60 percent. Brown clobbered her Republican challenger in 2012 with more than 70 percent of the vote.

“We expect signs to be tampered with or stolen,” Smith says, “but not to this extent.” She has not reported the episode to police, but a tweet from the Smith campaign blew up over the weekend.

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White Face…racist or nah???

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