Candidates Going Out of State for Campaign Signs

October 28, 2010 Updated Oct 28, 2010 at 8:50 AM EDT

By WKBW Programming

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October 28, 2010 Updated Oct 28, 2010 at 8:50 AM EDT

CHEEKTOWAGA, NY (WKBW) -- Several local sign shops say they aren't seeing the business they usually do during election season. One of those shops is in Cheektowaga.

The owner of Castle Banner & Signs, John 'Lamont' Towart, says usually this time of year they have plenty of election business but this year they haven't had any business from either side.

The word is many candidates are going out of state and on the internet for cheaper prices. "Kind of leaves us little guys out," Towart said. "We like to be part of the big picture but that's business these days. Cost determines everything."

In general, a local campaign sign can cost about 8 to 15 dollars. Compare that price to buying online or out of state, a sign can be as little as 1 to 2 bucks. Some shop owners say that's due to no state tax and labor not being nearly as expensive.