We are now within 30 days of the September primary. I have noticed a few things.
1) Ron Polacco currently has no primary, but his signs are up. Truth be told, Shayne Gallo has an appeal pending to have a Primary. This likely gives a sufficient legal basis for Ron to put up signs now.
2) Gallo and Provenzano are running as a team using traditional signs. This makes sense for Gallo as Provenzano has a lot of support, particularly downtown and in her legislative district.
3) Noble and Noble are using some rather unusual signs. The signs are double sided, but each sign is not the same. On one side it has Steve Noble for Mayor and on the other side it says Re-elect Jim Noble for Alderman at Large.
A few thoughts on these signs. First, it is odd to have one candidate on one side and a different one on the other. As people drive by, they only see one of the 2 candidates unless they look back after passing.
Second, I think a mistake was made on the Alderman-at-Large side. There is a slogan on it that says "Experience That Counts". No question that Jim Noble has experience. He has been Alderman-at-Large since 2002. It is factually correct. However, his opponent, Jeanette Provenzano has MORE experience. Also, mentioning the word "experience" does not help Steve because he has NONE.
It would have been smarter to have "Doing a Good Job" or something like "Working for the People". Using "Experience That Counts" is a mistake in my opinion. I am not offering this as a shot. I just think it is a tactical mistake. Perhaps the Nobles need to get a new campaign manager.
Coming soon (likely next week) will be the decision from the Appellate Division (3rd Dept) on the Gallo appeal. Once the decision is out, I will report the findings.