Unauthorized 'Biden-Harris' light projected on Terminal Tower by United Steelworkers union ahead of debate

Tower CEO 'saddened' landmark was 'hijacked'
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Posted at 6:37 AM, Sep 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-29 09:19:32-04

CLEVELAND — The Terminal Tower was lit up this morning with the names "Biden-Harris" projected on the side of the iconic landmark ahead of tonight's presidential debate. United Steelworkers Union, which says it's responsible for the unauthorized projection, first attempted to light up Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse before moving over to the Terminal Tower.

Douglas E. Price III, CEO of K&D Management Group, which owns the Terminal Tower, said the placement of the "Biden-Harris" light was unauthorized and that the group does not endorse any candidate.

“It saddens me that someone would hijack Terminal Tower for political purposes. K&D Group supports many good causes with our lighting displays. We always strive to be non-political," said Price in a statement to News 5.

United Steelworkers confirmed to News 5 that its crews on the ground projected "Biden-Harris" onto Terminal Tower as part of a multi-state effort to turn out the vote.

United Steelworkers executed a similar effort in Pittsburgh, lighting up city buildings with the "Biden-Harris" projection.

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Building in Pittsburgh lights up with "Make your plan to vote."
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"Biden-Harris" projection lights up building in Pittsburgh.

Visible signs of support for both candidates have been in abundance in Northeast Ohio. Yard signs for both candidates can be found throughout the area. Anti-Trump billboards have been visible throughout the city in recent days.

The presidential debate will be held tonight at the Samson Pavilion, on the Clinic's Health Education Campus. The last general election presidential debate held in Cleveland was in 1980. You can watch the debate on News 5.

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