With less than a week till the midterm elections, there's an unusual tactic some retailers are taking to mark the event. Usually off midterms slide by with just a brief...

With less than a week till the midterm elections, there’s an unusual tactic some retailers are taking to mark the event. Usually off midterms slide by with just a brief apparence of paper signs on street corners hyping a comptroller or school levy. But there’s a lot more at stake this year. The news media is going berserk over the story.

NYC is largely devoid of campaign ads but two things recently caught our eye and we wonder if this is a prelude to a larger trend as ’08 nears.

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