Congressional Candidate Jim Lee Offering $2,500 Reward for Sign Rustlers or Site Hackers!

The general vacuousness of unemployed college students and baby boomers, sorry I understand they prefer to called political activists, is about to pay off big for some eagle eyed Greenville County residents as Greenville Congressional candidate Jim Lee announces his intention to pay a $2,500 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of people caught illegally removing his signs.

His office sent around this press release earlier today:

April 13, 2010 (Mauldin, SC) The Jim Lee for Congress campaign has announced a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person(s) stealing campaign signs in the Upstate.

“Unfortunately, this sort of behavior is almost expected during a campaign, but this level of sign removal goes beyond usual tactics. It is escalating each week as we put out more signs,” stated Jim Lee. “It has become obvious to supporters that our campaign is being specifically targeted as we receive calls and emails nearly every day of signs being stolen out of their own front yards.”

Signs in Jim Lee’s front yard were stolen twice Easter week.

Other reports of missing signs are coming in from across the district from volunteers who put out signs and are noticing that all other candidate’s signs are still there. “Only Jim Lee’s were missing,” has been stated by several volunteers.

One volunteer hearing of the reward this morning stated, “$2500!! I’ve got coffee and a camera and I’m good to go!!”

The Lee Campaign will also offer a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons(s) responsible for hacking into the campaign website over Easter weekend causing the website to be down for several days. The campaign has not yet determined an amount or offered further details as they are still investigating the incident.

“Timing would indicate it is likely the same individuals involved in stealing the signs and hacking the website,” stated campaign consultant Kerry Wood, “We would also like to encourage any would-be sleuths to avoid confrontation with those responsible. Get your evidence; physical description of individuals responsible, vehicle description and license plate, and take video or photographs if possible. Then contact local law enforcement and our campaign at 688-2500.”

Of course stealing signs or crashing the websites of people you disagree with politically is probably one of the most childish things people can do, which means the culprits are either college students or one of those baby boomers that hang around Coffee Underground looking for teens to smoke pot with. Of course, $2,500 buys a lot of weed so I assume someone will get turned in fairly quickly.

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