Pizza restaurant’s anti-Hillary sign prompts backlash, call for boycott

A decision by Campioni's Pizzeria of Springboro, Ohio, to post an anti-Hillary-Clinton sign in front of the business that read, "Save Small Business — Lock Her Up" has prompted a call for a boycott of the business by the local Democratic party.

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"Vote with your wallet, folks, and boycott this business in Springboro," a post by the Warren County Democratic Party Facebook page urged its followers on Wednesday, Nov. 2.

On its own Facebook page, Campioni’s vigorously defended its action. After one Facebook member criticized the move and suggested that Clinton had been “found innocent,” the pizza shop responded with a reply that said, “She was not found innocent. The FBI has opened the investigation again. Hillary’s positions would hurt small businesses — this is why we felt the need to do this. I’m sorry you disagree.”

Another Facebook member posted on the restaurant’s page, “Why do businesses feel the need to do stupid stuff like this? … I hope you go out of business!” Another wrote, “This is ‘Big League’ bad for business and a black eye for Springboro. Bully tactics should never sit well with any community or its members, no matter what party affiliation.”

But another Facebook member praised the pizza restaurant: “Of course the Dems are so upset by your sign …. don’t worry, they probably weren’t supporting your local business anyway! I will continue to eat and support your local business!”

Springboro is in northern Warren County, which is heavily Republican. GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney collected nearly 70 percent of the vote against incumbent president Barack Obama in 2012.

Let's #GOTV and make a statement. sign up on Hillary or call 513-228-2400. .Vote with your wallet folks and boycott this business in Springboro.

Posted by Warren County Democratic Party (Ohio) on Wednesday, November 2, 2016