I Stand Corrected: Dem Signs to Come Down & More

Filed in Delaware by on October 26, 2012

Earlier, I let my cynicism get the better of me. I should have known better with people like Matt Denn around. I received this email from the Democratic party during the 7 o’clock hour:

We received the email pasted below regarding sign removal in preparation for Hurricane Sandy.  The Coordinated Campaign (Carper, Carney, Markell, Denn, Weldin Stewart Campaigns) will be working to remove signs by region, but we need all the help we can get.  Stephanie Swain with Matt Denn’s campaign will be coordinating these efforts.  Please contact her at stephanie.swain@mattdenn.com to find out more and/or to volunteer.

As indicated in Nicole’s email below, our primary concern is the larger signs.

Pasted below this message was the request from DelDot to Erik Schramm:

Dear Party Official:

Due to the approach of Hurricane Sandy and the arrival of high winds capable of uprooting temporary signs along the state’s roadways, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) respectfully requests that candidates for political office do as much as possible to remove their signs for safekeeping throughout the storm.  We are especially concerned about the larger, heavier signs that could present the most danger to motorists and pedestrians.

We apologize for this inconvenience, but do request your assistance in ensuring our roadways stay safe during this storm event.   Campaigns are welcome to repost the signs once this weather event concludes.


Nicole Majeski
Deputy Secretary
Delaware Department of Transportation

Also, Chip Guy, the Sussex PIO, sent out an email with a video message on the preparations for the storm:


DL will try to stay on top of the storm as it tracks north.

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  1. John Young says:

    excellent RSS for the storm: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/nhc_at3.xml

  2. AQC says:

    Wherever I’ve been today Republican signs are still up. My son said (sarcastically) they’re busy being employed.

  3. Steve Newton says:

    In fairness, in the 22nd District I have seen everybody’s signs coming down at a rapid clip today.

  4. AQC says:

    It was primarily Valenzuela, Cragg, Mobley, Pires and Laura Brown signs I saw.

  5. JTF says:

    DelDems have done a nice job coordinating this – saw a few folks in box trucks picking up signs today. Kudos to Matt Denn for leading the effort.

  6. liberalgeek says:

    as of an hour ago, there were more for sale signs in my area than Democratic campaign signs. This has been an awesome response.

  7. TS says:

    Stephanie was such a great asset when I emailed the Denn campaign to help in my neighborhood!