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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5) — In an already nasty election year, outspoken San Francisco defense attorney Tony Serra has unfurled a huge banner in front of his building near busy and tourist-heavy Broadway and Kearny streets in North Beach, stating “F*** Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina.”
Serra told CBS 5 he was upset at the amount of money being spent by the wealthy Republican candidates in their efforts to get elected California governor and U.S. Senator.
“To utterly condemn someone, that’s what the “F” word means to me, and that’s the way it’s intended, but I think they’re a threat to democracy itself. Capitalism cannot buy public office,” Serra said in an interview.
He maintained posting the sign on the building he owns that also houses the popular Enrico’s restaurant is “a first amendment prerogative.”
Whitman responded by calling it “a very personal attack.”
“What have I been called in this race. I’ve been called a liar, a Nazi and a whore. And I have run a campaign on the issues,” she told CBS 5.
Fiorina campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul said that “Carly respects differences of opinion expressed respectfully, but this (sign) is extremely offensive.”
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