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UW Election Eye 2012

Campaign 2012 through the eyes of UW faculty and students

April 24, 2012 at 7:32 AM

State house hopefuls campaign with their feet

In the age of social media, robo-calling and text-to-donate drives, candidates in small local races are taking a more old-fashioned approach: going door to door to talk to voters face to face.

With months to go until elections, there’s little patience for preaching platforms or soliciting money; it’s all about getting your name out there. With only about 137,000 residents in each legislative district, a candidate can get face time with a huge portion of their constituency…if they start early enough.

One candidate for 46th District Representative, Sylvester Cann (D), is aiming to hit 20,000 doors by November. Watch below to get a feel for what it’s like to spend a day doorbelling, and to find out how Cann is putting a technological twist on the oldest of campaign tactics.

Follow Lucas Anderson on Twitter: @LucasAnderso

Comments | More in Local | Topics: 46th Legislative District, Democrats, Doorbelling

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