Biden campaign had fly swatters for sale in less than two hours after the vice presidential debate, and they’re already sold out

The Biden campaign didn’t miss a beat trying to capitalize on the, um, buzz of the vice presidential debate.



"Truth Over Flies" fly swatter


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“Truth Over Flies” fly swatter

Within minutes of the debate wrapping up Wednesday, the Biden campaign tweeted a photo of Joe Biden with a fly swatter and a caption that said, “Pitch in $5 to help this campaign fly.”

In case you missed it: A fly very noticeably landed on Vice President Mike Pence’s stiffly coiffed head as he debated Sen. Kamala Harris. The fly lingered, and the internet couldn’t stop talking about it.

Video: Fly lands on Mike Pence’s head during debate (CNN)

Fly lands on Mike Pence’s head during debate

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Two hours later, the Biden campaign website was peddling $10 “Truth Over Flies” swatters.

And within a few hours more, a campaign spokesperson said, the nearly 35,000 swatters had

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Man killed when I-480 highway sign fell on truck identified as vice president of A. Ripepi & Sons Funeral Homes

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A 62-year-old man who died after an Interstate 480 highway sign fell on his pick-up truck was Daniel Ripepi, vice president of A. Ripepi & Sons Funeral Homes, his family confirmed.

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Ripepi died in the crash that happened about 8:30 a.m. Thursday in the westbound lanes of I-480 at the State Road exit in Cleveland, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

State Highway Patrol said a white 2015 Western Star dump truck with the bed raised struck the highway sign that extended over three lanes of traffic.

The sign collapsed and fell on Ripepi’s gray 2019 Ford F-150 in one of the highway’s middle lanes, State Highway Patrol said.

Troopers did not say if the dump truck driver suffered any injuries, if the driver stopped or if they face potential charges.

The crash is still under investigation.

A family member who answered the phone

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