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Political Signs Making a Big Statement

SCRANTON — Maybe political candidates think when you whiz past their signs on the street you can’t see the whole message? So, to make their candidacy clearer, the knee-high signs with two sticks are becoming a thing of the past.

At least in Lackawanna County, you can’t pass a busy intersection without seeing signs standing four feet tall or more.

Carol Miller lives in west Scranton and every day walks past several signs that rival her in size.

“I don’t know why they got bigger, maybe people complained? You know what I mean? But you can’t miss them!” Miller said.

People in her politically charged neighborhood said, this close to the primary election, the number of political signs hasn’t changed just the size.

There are a lot of crowded races in this year’s primary election, many candidates vying for only one or two spots. Folks who make the signs say that may be one of the reasons why some candidates are trying to make their message louder.

“They’re a little more difficult to hang because they don’t come with the standard h-style frame, but we’re selling a lot more of them, a lot more of them,” said Christine Jaworski of Jaworski Signs.

Jaworski Signs in Scranton works with almost all the candidates in Lackawanna County races. Not only are they selling more and more big signs, some eight feet wide, but they say election season is starting earlier and earlier. They start making some signs in January.

But, now it’s crunch time.

“Right now what’s happening, mostly Mondays, the phone does not stop ringing. I think everyone’s thinking over the weekend, “How many more signs do we need?” So Mondays are extremely hectic here,” Jaworski added.

The Pennsylvania primary election is May 21. If the signs aren’t enough, you can find more information on who’s running by clicking here.



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