Election signs are starting to pop up around Enfield. The Republicans in town usually seem to get the jump on the Democrats, which is why I'm seeing a lot of massive "Simmons for Congress" signs on busy street corners. I've also seen a couple of "Joe" signs here and there (including an "I'm Sticking With Joe" sign posted on the interstate on-ramp--I didn't know I-91 north got political), but strangely these have all disappeared.
Also spotted in town were a couple of DeStefano/Glassman signs (and one lonely DeStefano/Slifka sign left over from the primary), some Lamont signs and a black-on-yellow Courtney sign.
No Jodi Rell signs yet.
Both major-party candidates for my state rep district, Charles Woods (R) and Karen Jarmoc (D) have been pounding the pavement, and either they or their campaign workers have left literature stuck in my door. I spoke with some nice Lamont volunteers walking my street asking people about issues yesterday.
Campaign season is finally here. This month is going to see debates, lawn signs, bumper stickers, a blizzard of commercials and news stories and more election coverage and nonsense than we can stand.
I can't wait.