Looking for signature gathering anecdotes

If you've seen or been asked to sign either Friedman or Strayhorn's petitions, then I'd love to hear from you. If you're okay with it, I'll possibly print your response (anonymously if you wish). I'm sure both are gathering petitions on UT's campus, and probably at other college campuses around the state.

Details I'm looking for (among others): who, what the script was, what they were wearing, were they paid or volunteer, how many were gathering signatures, etc.

Posted by Evan @ 03/10/06 10:43 PM


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Do you feel Kinky will have to pay most of his signature gatherers?

Posted by RightOfTexas @ 03/11/06 12:27 PM

I think Kinky intends to have all his signature gathering be done by volunteers, but I'm curious as to whether they'll start paying people if the numbers are coming in slowly.

Strayhorn's camp, I believe, intends to pay for a significant amount of its signatures.

Posted by evan @ 03/11/06 05:07 PM

Both candidates have hired petitioners, and both have volunteers.


Posted by Sal Costello @ 03/12/06 06:20 AM

I'm an independent texan (conservative).
I have volunteered to collect sigs.
I ask..Did you get a chance to vote in the primary; answers break down like this, 8 no's 2 yes's ratio.
When they say "no" I say. I smile and say that's okay you can still help determine whose on the ballot this November.85% sign. Sometimes I might have to give a nudge with the special unfavorable chalenge that faces independents in Texas..that has "pushed" a couple to sign.

Posted by DeLoach @ 03/17/06 01:25 PM

There was a Strayhorn petitioner at the Williamson County Courthouse Annex yesterday. She was wearing a yellow polo under her Carole 4-names t-shirt, khaki pants, and tennis shoes. She was very personable and informative. There were always a few people around her. After lunch, people were waiting in line to sign her petition.

Posted by texxas redd @ 03/17/06 04:31 PM

I signed Kinky Friedman's petition at the Austin Music Awards. There was a table set up with three or four volunteers. I didn't notice their clothes, they were just regular looking people. I think they collected about 300 signatures.
There was a steady stream of people signing up all evening.

Posted by Trish Taylor @ 03/22/06 11:46 PM

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