Sarasota GOP offers reward after billboard is defaced

The Sarasota County Republican Party is offering a $1,000 for information about the vandals who defaced a party-sponsored billboard in Venice.

The party also has launched a fund-raising effort to raise the $3,500 it says it needs to repair the billboard and to re-install it somewhere else in Sarasota County.

The original billboard, which proclaimed "Repeal Obama," was located on U.S. 41 in Venice.

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