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singlefin
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July 29, 2014 3:44 pm  

Posting these things in the first place is vandalism.

http://stcroixsource.com/content/news/local-news/2014/07/28/candidates-complain-signs-have-been-vandalized

The local newspapers should dedicate an issue a few weeks before election time to allow each candidate a few sentences on multiple current issues. Let the people educate them selves and pick their candidates that way. Do we really care how photogenic they may be?

Sometimes I think these things actually do candidates more harm then good.


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CruzanIron
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July 29, 2014 6:06 pm  

Look at the special section in today's Avis.


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TheSandlers
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July 29, 2014 6:14 pm  

Unfortunately a lot a people don't go much further than looking at pictures, feeling like they are going to be a part in making history or listening to MTV. (AHEM...Rock the Vote.) I do think the the signs are effective. Not many people really, really look into the candidates. How many of us check off republican or democrat without really knowing what is going on? I know, I know not all of us are simple simpletons but a lot of people are and a picture goes a long way. I have guessed that there might be a lot of nepotism here with jobs and politics too. Am I right?


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July 29, 2014 6:28 pm  

i actually know people who vote on the fact they know a candidate. you know, as opposed to voting on the issue.


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CruzanIron
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July 29, 2014 6:39 pm  

Unfortunately a lot a people don't go much further than looking at pictures, feeling like they are going to be a part in making history or listening to MTV. (AHEM...Rock the Vote.) I do think the the signs are effective. Not many people really, really look into the candidates. How many of us check off republican or democrat without really knowing what is going on? I know, I know not all of us are simple simpletons but a lot of people are and a picture goes a long way. I have guessed that there might be a lot of nepotism here with jobs and politics too. Am I right?

I have not looked at the signs and if you asked me to identify a picture of a new candidate (or even a few elected officials from the last 2 elections) I could not do so.

I have never missed an election since I turned 18, except for the college years.


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TheSandlers
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July 29, 2014 7:23 pm  

I haven't looked either. They are very similar looking anyways. I just think that some people do look and if it gets a vote or piques someone's interest it did it's job. The only thing I know about this election is from one candidate I spoke to myself over a few drinks. I do not plan on voting while I am here because I don't plan on staying longer than my year lease and I am already six months in.

Someone like you who has voted since they could and hasn't missed an election is sure to do their research.

Lots of things are a little goofy here and that is what makes St Croix endearing to me.


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CruzanIron
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July 29, 2014 7:48 pm  

I saw a motorcade on Sunday. In this order:

1 police car
1 truck with the candidate and loudspeaker
1 team car (plastered with posters)
1 private citizen car
1 team car (plastered with posters)
1 police car

I wonder if the police department is reimbursed for the time?


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July 29, 2014 8:04 pm  

I wish the newspaper would give candidate profiles, education background, volunteerism, if they owe mony on taxes, criminal history, etc.


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CruzanIron
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July 29, 2014 8:22 pm  

I wish the newspaper would give candidate profiles, education background, volunteerism, if they owe mony on taxes, criminal history, etc.

Did you see today's Avis? I did not read the supplement yet, but there are answers to questions posed by the Avis.


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ms411
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July 29, 2014 9:20 pm  

I want to know who had their signs printed locally which keeps money in the local economy. Feel free to dispose of any signs you see still standing for people who didn't make the primary cut.

And after the general election, please feel free to destroy losers' signs. They are considered litter at that point (I think!)


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August 3, 2014 12:58 pm  

Okay, this should cut down on the number of signs until November. http://stthomassource.com/content/news/local-news/2014/08/03/christensen-ottley-and-plaskett-win-democratic-party-primary
I hope all those belonging to the other candidates are gone by Monday, but I am optimistic, I know. They have a nice day to go remove 'em!


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August 3, 2014 1:23 pm  

I wish the newspaper would give candidate profiles, education background, volunteerism, if they owe mony on taxes, criminal history, etc.

As I recall, Daily News did and reported on it and I believe the Source also had a couple of articles about unreported tax liens.

My big gripe this year (and it's never happened before in 30 years of living here with a landline) is the darned telephone canvassing. In the past week or so I've picked up the ringing 'phone 3-4 times a day to hear taped political messages from several candidates. If it keeps up I'll just listen enough to verify from whose offices they're coming and contact them to tell them to lay off and strike my number. I'm not eligible to vote anyway as I'm not a US citizen.


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East Ender
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August 5, 2014 10:57 pm  

I see the loser's signs are all gone. Ha, ha.


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