The City of Mobile responded Wednesday to reports that a Republican candidate for Congressional District 2 was illegally using the City’s logo.

Former State Sen. Dick Brewbaker is in a runoff against his opponent, Caroleene Dobson, a Montgomery attorney, for the GOP nomination to the newly-drawn district.

An official statement from the City of Mobile confirmed the City has been in contact with those in charge of the Brewbaker campaign for signage without permission. The City made clear it is not endorsing any candidate.

“Any official City of Mobile logo being used on CD2 signage is an illegal use and the City of Mobile has not endorsed a candidate in that race,” the City stated. “The campaign has been notified that they do not have permission to use the City's logo on their political signs.”

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Brewbaker campaign sign contains city of Mobile official logo. Photo: Sherry Ivy Reed.

After learning of the misstep, the campaign said it was working to cover the City logo.

“This was simply overzealous, local supporters who didn’t understand that would be a copyright infringement,” David Mowery, with the Brewbaker campaign, told 1819 News. “We are taking steps to get the 'M' part of the logo, which we aren’t supposed to use, covered up.”

Mowery said the supporters’ intentions were pure, and they did not mean to violate copyright or deceive anybody.

A video showing Dobson campaign signs covered by Brewbaker signs has also been circulated.

The Brewbaker campaign believes the signs were likely staged to discredit the campaign.

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Brewbaker, the former president of Brewbaker Motors, a family-owned car dealership in Montgomery, has picked up several endorsements, including Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, Veterans for Trump and Eagle Forum PAC.

The Republican runoff is on April 16.

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