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canvassing

making personal representation to individual persons to solicit their custom. Usually used in a political sense but also used in the sense of touting for professional patronage, considered to be an unethical practice in most countries.
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The conversation developed into a heated argument involvingMr Richards and four Tory canvassers.
And until nine o'clock, whatever happens, the canvasser knows what it's like to be human and thriving in a nest full of sometimes cranky, sometimes lonely, sometimes friendly other humans.
At the moment Susan is part of a seven-strong Classified team which needs bringing back up to full strength with seven canvassers and one Field Sales Motors representative
WORKING George Wanless is pounding the streets and talking to potential customers as a door-to-door sales canvasser - despite being 80 years old
They plan to have canvassers collecting ballots in neighborhoods throughout the state.
Mr Richards, 6i, who was formerly Clwyd West MP and a North Wales AM, was accused of trying to attack the canvasser going door-to-door near his home in Cardiff on Wednesday night.
A Labour party spokeswoman said the canvasser, in Stroud, Gloucestershire, had made a genuine mistake and thought it was a wedding limousine.
If he approves the scheme, the bonus will be paid at pounds 10 for every 1percent increase in the response rate a canvasser gets on a particular round.
Delambre was also actively involved in various foundations as Director and canvasser and created the Fondation Andre Delambre in 2003, dedicated to helping people suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Individuals can purchase a sticker each week from their canvasser for a $2 donation to the United Way with 16 weeks left in the school year, the pass represents a savings of almost half the cost, plus a tax deduction.
FIELD Sales Account Manager Amanda Law started her career at the Examiner in 2008 as a telesales canvasser.
Until recently I worked as an administrator or canvasser in every parliamentary by- election over a period of 55 years, and I too helped in the Bermondsey contest assisting Peter Tatchell.