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 email@example.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.
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.