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Ted Cruz backer's signs mock Obama and Clinton visits this week

hillary-sign-sabo.jpgChangeable sign rented by conservative activist Sabo.

Conservative activist-provocateur Sabo has been moving a changeable message sign around the Westside with verbal barbs aimed at this week's fundraising visits by President Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Sabo is a supporter of Republican candidate Ted Cruz, as one of his sign messages shows. Obama arrives in Los Angeles mid-afternoon on Thursday to attend a fundraiser at the Westside home of Tyler Perry and will be staying locally overnight. Clinton comes back on Friday for another round of Hollywood-targeted fundraisers. One of those is at the home of actor Tobey Maguire.

From Tina Daunt in the Hollywood Reporter:

With both President Barack Obama and 2016 Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton scheduled to attend multiple fundraising events in Los Angeles this week, Sabo rented an LED changeable message sign (CMS) Monday afternoon and programmed it with messages such as, "Expect Delays June 18-19," "Democrats Begging 4 Money." Other messages included "Blame Tobie [sic] Maguire," "Blame Chuck Lorre" and "Hillary Back Begging," among other jibes.

The artist and his crew towed the flashing sign up the 405 freeway, through Brentwood and over to the Pacific Palisades, where at least two fundraisers will be held later this week.

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