Tiny street signs note Tucson City Council candidate's affinity for Trump

Tiny street signs note Tucson City Council candidate's affinity for Trump

Someone placed tiny "I love Trump" signs in front of the campaign signs of Mariano Rodriguez, a Republican candidate for Tucson City Council. 

Two tiny signs recently popped up in front of Tucson City Council candidate Mariano Rodriguez's political signs in midtown.

It is unclear who whipped up these "I love Trump" signs,  because the apparent criticism of Rodriguez was anonymous.

And the rogue sign-poster is likely doing it within the rules of campaign laws.

While the state's political sign laws do require that the campaign behind thems disclose who paid for it and some kind of contact information, there's a loophole: campaigns that spend less than $1,100 are not required to do it.

No campaign has stepped forward to claim the hand-made signs.

Rodriguez's rival, Democratic Councilman Steve Kozachik — who is running a self-funded campaign capped at $200 — has said he is not responsible for the signs.

Rodriguez pointed out that none of Kozachik's signs have been targeted. 

Secretary of State Spokesman Matt Roberts notes it might not be a good idea to pull the tiny Trump signs out of the ground. If they are part of a political campaign, it would be a violation of the state's political sign laws.

Removing a political sign is a class 2 misdemeanor under Arizona law.

As for accuracy of the tiny signs, they are.

Rodriguez was well-known for supporting Donald Trump before and after the presidential election. 

Get local news delivered to your inbox!

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Related to this story

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.


News Alerts

Breaking News