Update: 10-29-12, 1:50 p.m.
Cumming Patch received the following press release on Monday, Oct. 29, by the Forsyth County Republican Party that was dated Oct. 26, 2012.
The Forsyth County Republican Party does not condone the inappropriate billboard messages recently posted along Highway 400, and calls upon the sign company to remove them.
These messages detract from the Republican Party’s positive message that Gov. Romney has the skills and experience to improve our nation’s economy, command our nation’s military, and preserve our Constitution.
“This election is about issues, not name-calling," said Ethan Underwood, Chairman of the Forsyth County GOP, in the press release.
"Americans want a president with vision, who believes in us as a people, to guide us out of these hard economic times. Voters are looking for someone to vote for – not against. The Forsyth County Republican Party believes that when voters examine the issues logically, they will conclude that Mitt Romney is the best candidate for the job.”
Original Article: 10-26-12, 8:15 p.m.
Commuters traveling northbound on Georgia 400 in Forsyth County Friday may have noticed a series of messages on a electronic billboard that were critical of President Barack Obama.
11Alive News reported that the rotating messages read:
- "Worst President Ever"
- "100% Anti-Obama"
- "More Jobs Less B.O."
- "I was Anti-Obama Before Anti-Obama Was Cool"
- "Comrade Obama"
Cumming Patch went to the site of the electronic billboard around 6 p.m., but all messages were taken down.
The electronic billboard, located off GA 400 just north of Peachtree Parkway (Exit 13), is owned by a Buford company called Revolution Billboards, according to 11Alive News.
The Atlanta television news station reported that the president of the Forsyth County Republican Women reached out to the news station Friday afternoon, "to emphasize that the party has nothing to do with the sign, and that they do not condone the placement of such a sign."
Peggy Green said "the county Republican Party has been working very hard to make sure that people know that they are not supportive [of] a message like the one of the billboard."
Tom McElroy who saw the billboards and captured the messages on his smart phone told Fox 5 Atlanta, "It was very important for me to get this video. I like to gather archival information about this election because of its importance."
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