A Political Sign Battle - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/5/04

A Political Sign Battle

Imagine putting your political party signs in the front yard. Then you notice it does not take your across the street neighbor to counteract with the complete opposite. "How many signs are you willing to put in your yard? You have 14 already," asked NewsChannel 11. "They're going to have to talk me into more. This is plenty," says Mike Jones, a Republican supporter.

Here are two neighbors battling it out with what they are calling a political sign contest. "Well, he's got more signs than I do," said Jones's neighbor, Wesley Hobgood, a Democratic supporter.

The sign battle started about two weeks ago. "I started the whole war, I guess, by sticking three signs in my yard. Then he stuck his (Jones) up and I stuck more up all over the place," said Hobgood. "We've created a monster," said Jones.

Jones says they have created this monster because signs are just suddenly popping up all over the place. Neighbors are donating signs, party affiliates are dropping by with new signs. "Oh, it's a hoot! I am having fun watching it," said Jones.

The men may be battling it out on enemy lines, but they are not the real mastermind behind the sign war. "You know, I find it funny that your wife wanted to start this, his wife wanted to start this," we said. "Is that right? Well, that is how it started," said Hobgood.

The battle continues onward. Neither party plans to give up until the election is finished.

The neighbors have lived across the street from each other for many years and this is the first time they have done anything like this.

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