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Campaign button on J.P. Patches statue

By Geeky Swedes · October 15th, 2008 · 4 Comments

We all know that J.P. Patches is a big fan of buttons. So when his “Late for the Interurban” statue was unveiled a couple months ago, it featured several hooks on the front for people to add their own.

It now features several buttons, including (appropriately) the Seafair clowns. There’s also a “Keep Fremont Parking Free” button. And wait, what’s this?

It’s a campaign button for Alex Rion, a Republican running for the 32nd legislative seat. We don’t know if J.P. is a Republican, but you have to admit it does seem a little out of place for Fremont, of all places — especially when you consider the 32 District doesn’t even cover the neighborhood.




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