See anything missing from this sign?
When the first signs supporting Republican Jim Huffman's candidacy in the GOP primary for U.S. Senate
hit lawns recently, they lacked an important detail: a disclaimer stating who authorized and paid for the ad. The disclaimer is required for all political ads that are public communications, which includes yard signs, according to federal elections law.
"For someone who is running for federal office, it just looks sloppy," says Amy Wojcicki, spokeswoman for the Democratic Party of Oregon.
Huffman campaign consultant Rob Kremer says about two dozen bumper stickers and 100 yard signs without the disclaimer were distributed before the mistake was identified.
Huffman — a political newcomer hoping to take on incumbent Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) in the general election this November — has reordered bumper stickers that include the disclaimer. And the campaign will attach stickers with the needed fine print to all signs that lack it.