"Jason Chaffetz campaign signs seen on freeway overpass."
For those outside the area, they held a primary election for the 3rd congressional district for Republicans here in Utah yesterday, the incumbent got the boot. Jason Chaffetz, better known locally for having been the place-kicker for BYU's football team a few years back, was the winner.
I was coming back down by bus tonight from Salt Lake and due to heavy traffic the bus was not able to get over to the carpool lane, so as we passed under the U-180 (American Fork 500 East) overpass, I noticed two campaign signs for this candidate on the fence facing southbond traffic on I-15.
I also have noticed some signs on freeway ramps and very close to the road, there are specific laws about how close to the road campaign signs can be in most cities, and UDOT has some rules about placement as well that are part of state laws, the two on the overpass fence are blatant violations, the others may or may not be so clear.
This reminded me in a way of the Ron Paul signs and how they went up, I saw one of those hanging on the fence at the 39th South overpass over the carpool lane on I-15 in Salt Lake about eight months ago, but that one was gone soon after and never reappeared.
Jason's ads claimed he was 'more conservative' than the incumbent, and I'm thinking that once the Ron Paul campaign was done with, a few people who worked that organization here went over to the Chaffetz campaign, and the campaign simply did not know the history of how these guys worked in relation to the campaign sign laws here and how some of those workers flaunted the law like this.
Most of these will be gone in a few days anyway, but this will be a good heads-up for the fall campaign starting about September or so.