BROADALBIN, N.Y. (NEWS 10) -As the heat increases in the political arena, some signage bearing the brunt of the buttle.

Volunteers for Matt Castelli’s campaign told NEWS10 they reported one of their signs being vandalized and stolen in Broadalbin.

“The sign was put up on Tuesday evening at 6:30 and it was taken down Friday. In broad daylight,” explains Cindy Fratianni.

In Broadalbin, Matt Castelli volunteers telling us they had a limited budget and spent many hours distributing the signs.

“We managed to place just a few of them around Fulton County and it was a gut punch,” exclaimed Joe Sheperd.

“It is a sense of fair play that’s missing today. I mean years ago whatever happened to, may the best man win?” questions Rosemary Sheperd.

Castelli not the only team being targeted in the battle over the 21st District.

Issues with campaign signs have been a problem for incumbent Elise Stefanik as well. The representative’s team said they have lost thousands of dollars to vandalism and have reported it to local police agencies. In a statement from her campaign, they said “in terms of a number of damages collectively, nearly $10,000 worth of stolen, ripped apart or defaced signs.”

In regards to alleged campaign sign vandalism, Castelli’s team put the following statement on Twitter.

“It’s not only wrong, it’s illegal. Leave everyone’s signs alone and make your voices heard through your votes, not criminal vandalism.”

Republican incumbent Elise Stefanik will face Democratic challenger Matt Castelli in the race for New York’s 21st Congressional district. The district covers the North Country of New York and parts of the Capital Region.

In a post on Facebook, the Sheriff noted issues with campaign signs have been on the rise on all levels.