The Rise (And Possible Fall) Of Political Lawn Signs

Oct 24, 2011

Lawn signs stir the blood during election season, and when you think about it, it's understandable.

There aren't that many measurable forms of political activity before an election. But two campaigns can compete about who can get the most signage up.

Campaign volunteers like the signs. They ask for them. They complain when they're not ready in time. It's a type of ground game that workers are pretty comfortable playing.
And then there are the explosions. Last year, the husband of Attorney general candidate Martha Dean was arrested for breach of peace when a Canton woman said he screamed at her and shoved her in the chest when he saw her removing Dean signs from her own property. The husband, Martin McGough, got special probation.

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