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War of the Political SignsSubmitted: 10/07/2012
Story By Jenn Sullivan

RHINELANDER - With only a few weeks until November 6th the political tension is heating up.

While some houses are decorated with pumpkins and ghosts for Halloween, others are decorated for a different kind of season-political season.

Like wearing your favorite team colors-residents are sporting their political Blue and Red.

Jackie Cody of Oneida County Democratic Party said "It's a wonderful part of the Americana and the elections."


Peter Biolo of the Oneida County Republican Party said "It helps describe what people feel."

It's the war of the lawn signs and with only a month left until the November 6th elections political enthusiasts are lining their front lawns with their favorite front runners.

From Obama to Romney--to more local races like Duffy and Kreitlow--they're telling their neighbors who they support in a big way.

Republican Bob Schultheis said having neighbors with Democratic signs makes him want to get more Republican signs.

"It's competition you've got to grind them a little bit, Schultheis said.

Democrat Avis Pence said she got lawn signs after her neighbors put up Republican candidate signs.

"It gives me more incentive to put mine up," she said.

No matter what side you're on, the signs are a creative way to show your support.

"I think it is something that helps motivate people; helps energize both on their side and perhaps. When you see someone supporting someone you want to become a part of it too," said Biolo.

So what happens to a neighborhood when political signs are clashing?

Cody said "Every once and a while someone will come in and say we need to balance the neighborhood. That means they need to take a few Obama signs, Kreitlow signs, and a few Susan Sommers signs and inform their neighbors there is another side to that story of politics."

And after the election then what happens?

When the election is over, Schultheis said "We'll have a barbeque and a couple of stories sit by a campfire and maybe have a beer, brats, and some Wisconsin cheese."


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