Will lawn signs matter ? With a wide disparity in the House race locally, I am sure Matt Doheny hopes so.
Fact is from looking around, you'd not know there is an opponent to Mr. Doheny. Friends of mine who has recently had occasion to drive through eastern portions of NY21 tell me there' even more Doheny signs there. In fairness, Gouverneur Mayor McDougall says there are Owens signs in St. Lawrence County.
But did the Bill Owens campaign just not think they needed signs or is their absence a sign of luke warm support. The Owens campaign posts a photo here and there on Facebook of a visit to a plant or a club, but there is virtually no media coverage.
Seems this incumbent, buoyed by early polls and a feeling of doom and detachment in the GOP chattering class, may have thought this race would be easier..
Just as Mr Doheny's career path is similat to that of Mitt Romney, the trajectory of his campaign has followed that of the national standard bearer.
On the eve of the election, its just too close to predict.