Observation: the results of our campaign yard sign design primary matched up surprisingly well with what actually happened in last week's primaries.
Here's the breakdown...
Albany County DA
Design primary winner: David Soares
Actual primary winner: David Soares
State Senate 43rd
Design primary winner: There was no winner
Actual primary winner: There is no winner! (Not yet -- it's headed for a recount.)
State Senate 44th
Design primary winner: Neil Breslin, "with a huge lead"
Actual primary winner: Neil Breslin, 69-28 over Shawn Morse
Design primary winner: too close to call, a slight edge for McDonald
Actual primary winner: John McDonald, 54-44
Design primary winner: Patricia Fahy, surprising showing for resurrected Jim Coyne sign
Actual primary winner: Patricia Fahy, surprising showing for resurrected Jim Coyne candidate (8.5 percent of vote, didn't finish last, for a candidate who's served time in prison on charges related to questionable behavior while last holding office)
Design primary winner: Phil Steck
Actual primary winner: Phil Steck
So, all you need to do is get a good campaign sign and you're headed for success? Uh, probably not. This was probably as much luck as anything.
But... think about it this way, candidates: An attractive, well-designed campaign sign probably isn't going to hurt you. And it will be much nicer for the rest of us to look at. That's gotta count for something. Maybe even a vote or two.
Patricia's Fahy campaign advertises on AOA.
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