A 300-pound Romney sign that was once up for grabs has now been claimed by a West Des Moines, Iowa man. Last week it was reported that the sign was being offered to the first person who could haul the massive 300-pound Iowa-shaped sign away. On Jan. 11, WhoTV reported that a 27-year-old GOP devotee is now the proud owner of the sign.
Last week, an ad was put on Craigslist in an attempt to give away the sign that read:
“This political memorabilia is free to the first person who has the equipment and manpower to remove it from a location in an Urbandale, Iowa office park,” the online classified advertisement says. “The heavy and large steel sign was used as the backdrop in a Romney appearance and ad during the 2012 campaign.”
The sign was crafted by workers of Giese Manufacturing in Dubuque around the time Romney first started his failed presidential mission. The sign drew national attention for the campaign during Romney's Dubuque event.
The new owner of the sign, Don McDowell, said it cost him a total of $105 to haul it away and he doesn't quite know what he is going to do with it yet. He told the media,
“It’s awaiting it’s – I don’t know what’s next for it,” McDowell said with a laugh. “I’m definitely not going to scrap it.”