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Signs vandalized in District 13
Signs vandalized in District 13

Howard County politics took a less-than-civil turn over the weekend, when signs for Republican state Senate candidate Jody Venkatesan and sheriff candidate Jim Fitzgerald, a Democrat, were defaced by graffiti.   The signs, which had been erected in front of the Shell gas station on the corner of Route 216 and All Saints Road, were defaced between Friday night and Saturday morning, according to Venkatesan. Sprayed over the names of Venkatesan and Republican delegate candidates Jimmy Williams and Chris Yates, was the message “1.5 BIL ABSOLUTE POVERTY.” Next to it, Fitzgerald’s sign was sprayed with the message “Stand” and an arrow pointing up.  ...