Kucinich Campaign Says Bloody Cleveland Sign Made its Point, Won't Use Again

Kucinich Campaign Says Bloody Cleveland Sign Made its Point, Won't Use Again
Dennis Kucinich campaign mailer
Mayoral candidate Dennis Kucinich will not continue to use the image of a bleeding, bullet-ridden script Cleveland sign in campaign materials, a spokesman announced Wednesday morning.

The Kucinich campaign has communicated as much to Destination Cleveland, the local convention and visitors bureau, which naturally took exception to the image's use in a controversial campaign mailer last week.

As it was tweeting out the above, Destination Cleveland's legal team sent the Kucinich campaign a letter, advising that the script Cleveland image was a registered trademark, and that the organization objected to its graphic repurposing by Kucinich "to represent an apparent siege of crime in our great city"

The Kucinich campaign said it respectfully disagreed with Destination Cleveland's letter, but said the image effectively made its point and that the campaign had no further plan for its use.

"The campaign will continue to aggressively address the intolerable incidence of violent crime in our city," the letter read. "And, if Mr. Kucinich is successful in being elected Mayor and implementing the public safety strategies and policies that he has laid out, the results will contribute significantly to [Destination Cleveland's] chartered mission to promote our city as an exciting, inviting, and safe place to visit."

Kucinich continues to make violence central to his election strategy.

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Sam Allard

Sam Allard is the Senior Writer at Scene, in which capacity he covers politics and power and writes about movies when time permits. He's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and the NEOMFA at Cleveland State. Prior to joining Scene, he was encamped in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on an...
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