Ben

 
Member Since September 28, 2010 , From PA, United States
About Ben:

I have worked on campaigns fulltime since 2004 and in a volunteer capacity for ten years.  Over the last decade, I’ve heard everything from campaign lawn signs were the deciding the factor in their campaign to the oft quoted “yard signs don’t vote” and everything in between.

I’ve worked on some races that were flush in political yard signs and others that went without, but in 2008 the campaign sign debate came to a head when the Obama campaign shunned lawn signs completely.  I have designed campaign yard signs and worked closely with printers during the ordering process before the 2008 presidential election, but I wanted to find out for myself the purpose of lawn signs and the value that they provide to political campaigns.

Turns out that there is middle ground.  Candidate signs don’t win elections but they increase candidate name recognition.  While campaign yard signs don’t vote they are a small price to pay to keep your supporters enthusiastic about the candidate.

I started Campaign Trail Yard Signs to cut through the campaign yard sign confusion. What do lawn signs do well? When are they more trouble than they are worth? Just honest answers, so that you order only the political yard signs your campaign needs.

If you have any questions about yard signs or my background please contact me.


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Answered: How old is Obama?

49 years old. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama

Answered: How did political parties set goals

Would you flesh out more what you are looking for? As far as electoral goals go, Party's take a look at where they have had success in the past, where the trend is moving in their direction, and what ...

Answered: Is Obamacare a Failure?

I'm a Democrat and support ending the employer based healthcare system. I also tend to support single payer. With that said, I think there are some positive reforms in Obama's healthcare law ...

Answered: Since both parties in our two-party system are ...

Get involved in your local party! First, I think that there is far less effect of big corporations at the local level. This is mainly a state and federal issue. At the local level, you can make ...

Answered: Campaign sign tampering

There aren't laws specific to yard signs. Les is barking up the right treat. Trespassing, destruction of property, etc. are among the applicable legal violations.

Answered: Posting campaign signs on state property

It depends what state agency has jurisdiction over the land. Along highways, for example, where the Department of Transportation makes the regulations they can be placed 30 feet without a curb and ...

Answered: How to find a government job?

Adding to what Robert had to say. For a state job you are best to search on "State Name Civil Service Commission." I live in Pennsylvania, for example, and that will take you to this site where ...

Answered: How do I change my voting party for the next ...

Are you looking to change the party that are you registered as? If so, you need to fill out a Florida voter registration form Since you are already registered it won't effect your ability to vote ...

Answered: What is a gubernatorial election?

Just to clarify the past answers. Elections are commonly referred to by who is at the 'top' of the ticket, so 2008 was a 'presidential' election. Likewise, a 'gubernatorial' election is on in which ...

Answered: What voting polls in mason ohio warren county ...

I don't know the 'legal' answer and I only have half of the answer - customarily volunteers put out yard signs the night before the election or the morning of.

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