The next Election Day is more than seven weeks away, but candidates' campaign signs have proliferated all along Durham's streets these past few days.
If it seems a little early for that kind of thing, times have changed. So have Durham's election rules, and some in the political community are miffed that not everybody got the word.
"This is about fairness. No more, no less," said George Lawrence, campaign chairman for state Senate candidate Kerry Sutton, one who didn't get it, while her opponent is, current City Councilman Mike Woodard, is one who did.
Because he, like some other candidates, asked for it. It's like this –