An Iowan has brought home a 300-pound Romney sign made of metal in the wake of the Romney campaign’s defeat to President Obama this past November.
The 300-pound sign was originally seen behind then-candidate Mitt Romney at a 2011 event. It eventually would come to rest at the Des Moines, Iowa campaign office.
But with the election now old news, and the campaign office soon becoming home to a brand new tenant, everything inside must be sold. Including the massive Romney sign.
And that’s where Iowan Don McDowell comes in. A Republican who loves collecting campaign memorabilia, McDowell says he say the 300 lb sign on Craigslist.
"I saw it on Craigslist and originally there was the story earlier this week" in local media, McDowell told CNN.
Made of metal, McDowell had to find a handful of friends to haul the large sign out of the office and into a rented truck.
A long-time collector despite only being 27-years-old, McDowell says that the Romney sign he is bringing home will fit right in with the rest of his collection.
I've been going to political events since about the time I could walk so I've got signs, buttons and things from the caucuses and the straw poll," he said, according to CNN.