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Do yard signs make a difference?

by Joe Arnold

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 11, 2010 at 4:43 PM

Louisville Democrat mayoral candidate Tyler Allen says he needs an arsenal of yard signs to combat the "big money candidates" flooding the airwaves with campaign ads.  Allen says he wants to bring the same "creativity and passion" to his mayoral campaign that he has experienced in the separate 8664 campaign, but a casual reader might mistake his mayoral candidacy and his 8664 effort to be one and the same.

Here's the e-mail to supporters: 

As we dig out from the snow this week I need your help to get the word out.

I have worked with so many people around this city building the movement behind 8664.  Now I'm working to bring that same creativity and passion to the many issues that face our community as your next mayor.  But to do that I'm going to need the same kind of movement that made 8664 so successful.

Did you know that when we needed to get the word out about 8664 by distributing yard signs, over 600 people signed up the first day?  WOW!  That shows that Louisville is full of energy that needs to be unleashed and I am running for mayor to do just that.  So please help me make another big impression.  Help me get the word out that there is a choice in the race.  The big money candidates will be flooding the airwaves and the only way to fight that is on the ground.  You can be a part of the ground game by displaying a sign in your yard.  It may seem like a small thing, but the results can be huge.

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