KAILUA (HawaiiNewsNow) –A large banner and several campaign signs were swiped prior to Monday's Independence Day parade from in front of homes along the route, according to the campaign of Lynn Finnegan. The House Minority Leader is seeking the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor.
Her campaign says that several banners for gubernatorial candidate James "Duke" Aiona were also removed prior to the parade. The Aiona signs were hung near Finnegan's banners in front of homes along the Kainalu Drive route.
"The signs were put up on the parade route by our hardworking volunteers all day on Saturday in preparation for the Kailua Independence Day parade. We believe the signs were taken to reduce our visibility during the popular parade," said campaign manager, Peter Finnegan.
Finnegan says that one homeowner reported that an individual had approached them claiming to be with the campaign and said that they would be taking the signs down. The signs had an estimated value of $300. The theft has been reported to police.
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