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What are the candidates’ signs really saying?

Tens of thousands have taken hold across Boston like an invasive species, clinging to fences, stuck to buildings, taped inside shop windows, stapled to trees, plunked in lawns.

They are red, white, and blue, mostly blue, and adorned with stripes or random constellations of stars. Most important? The name, screamed in letters large enough to be read from a passing car.

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