July 21, 2010 | by Chris Johnson
Fla. gay candidate campaign signs defaced with anti-gay slur
Defaced Galvin campaign sign (photo courtesy Galvin campaign)

Defaced Galvin campaign sign (photo courtesy Galvin campaign)

Campaign signs for Florida gay congressional candidate Scott Galvin have been found defaced with anti-gay slurs, according to his campaign.

Derek Newton, general consultant for the Galvin campaign, said in past several days between six and ten signs have been found in North Miami spray-painted with the word “fag.”

“We’ve taken them down, obviously — had people calling in to report them and what-not,” Newton said. “It’s impossible to know who’s doing it, of course.”

Galvin, who serves on the North Miami City Council, is among nine contenders seeking the Democratic nomination to represent Florida’s 17th congressional district. The primary is set for Aug. 24.

Newton said the Galvin campaign informed the North Miami Police Department about the graffiti and is considering the next appropriate action.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this posting incorrectly referred to Newton as Galvin’s campaign manager.

Chris Johnson is Chief Political & White House Reporter for the Washington Blade. Johnson attends the daily White House press briefings and is a member of the White House Correspondents' Association. Follow Chris

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