February 12, 2008
The yard sign primary

So I've been driving around the neighborhood a bit to see how many yard signs are out there for the March primary, and for whom they support. Here's what I've observed:

- By far, the biggest show of support in my neighborhood is for Rep. Jessica Farrar. There are dozens of her signs around, all in actual yards. By my count, she has more than forty signs, which puts her an order of magnitude ahead of her opponent, for whom I've seen four. Nobody else is close to Farrar in signage.

- Next, also by a wide margin, is Justice of the Peace candidate Harold Landreneau, who has about 25 signs or so. I'm more than a little surprised, not just at how many signs Landreneau has, but at how few there are out there for the incumbent JP, Dale Gorczynski - I've spotted one sign for Gorczynski. By contrast, Precinct 1 Constable Jack Abercia, whose primary opposition is less serious than Landreneau, has decent sign coverage out there, mostly at business locations. I don't know if this bodes poorly for Gorczynski or not, but the difference is striking.

- For Presidential candidates, it's a whole lot of not much right now. Two yard signs for Ron Paul, plus one in a vacant lot, and one for Hillary Clinton are all I've seen. There had been a big sign for Rudy Giuliani earlier in the cycle at one house, but I've noticed that it's gone away now, with no replacement yet. I figure with the local campaign headquarters opening up for Obama and Clinton, we'll see more signs soon. I'll let you know.

- Various singletons for other local campaigns. One each for GOP DA candidates Kelly Siegler and Jim Leitner. One for GOP County Judge candidate Charles Bacarisse. That one shares a lawn with a Jessica Farrar sign. I don't know if that indicates a mixed marriage or a lack of understanding of how Texas' primary system works, but whatever. One misplaced but still appreciated sign for Armando Walle. One each for judicial candidates David Farr (GOP), Bruce Mosier, and Silvia Pubchara (Dems).

So with a week to go before early voting, that's what I see in my neighbors' yards. What are you seeing?

Posted by Charles Kuffner on February 12, 2008 to Election 2008

So with a week to go before early voting, that's what I see in my neighbors' yards. What are you seeing?

Unless Tree Doctors or Kelly remodeling are running for something, I've seen bupkis.

Posted by: Patrick on February 12, 2008 8:02 AM

I'm the only yard sign person on my street. I've got one up for Jessica Farrar and my partner has one up for Obama (I am still undecided).

Aside from those, I've seen a good number of signs for Jessica and probably all the same signs you've seen for everyone else. I did see some Kelly Siegler signs pop up recently, though ... all 4X8 on vacant properties, no regular yard signs anywhere. The same goes for Jim Wrotenbery's opponent.

Posted by: Noel Freeman on February 12, 2008 12:24 PM

The only signs I've seen in my neighborhood lately are Stop Ashby Highrise signs.

But on my friend's street in the Heights I noticed a lot of Jessica Farrar signs.

Posted by: valerie on February 12, 2008 12:34 PM

What are you seeing?


Lot of "for sale" signs, though.

Posted by: Pete on February 12, 2008 10:01 PM
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