Campaign Door Knocking - The How To

Working on my own urban legend

Door knocking is a "right of passage" for any candidate seeking office. It is with a lot of advice and some trepidation that I embark on my own journey meeting the good folks of Simsbury to introduce myself at the Republican candidate for State Representative.

I have my walking list (check), a good pair of sneakers (check), of course sun screen, hat, bug spray and a bottle of water (check, check, check and check), fully charged cell phone (check), bear whistle (really?), dog biscuits and a list of friends, neighbors and Republican party regulars who would be happy to join me.  Every candidate is armed with a palm card (which has the candidate's picture and a concise list of qualifications for office (check), and in case you are not at home, a note to say I'm sorry I missed you. (check)

There are urban legends and folklore among political parties of the candidates who knocked on every single door in Simsbury or who left on a Friday and did not return home until Sunday as well as those those who never knocked at all or those who haven't been seen since!

I do know that I am lookiing forward to my time of "campaign door knocking" and to meeting as many Simsbury residents as possible.  I hope you will spend just a moment of your day to allow me to introduce myself and to letting me know what's on your mind.  

Oh yes, a snack (check), an umbrella (check)...

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Darren P. Cunningham June 13, 2012 at 07:15 PM
I know you already appreciate our fellow Simsbury residents. But, after a few sessions of door knocking your appreciation will only grow. When I ran for office in 2009 I could not believe how engaged, polite and appreciative residents were that I visited their home. Some of my fondest memories of running for office came while knocking on doors. Good luck.


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