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canvass

a solicitation of opinions, votes, sales orders, etc.
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Justin Fantasia joined the firm in early 2011 as a canvasser and now works with numerous retailers both in New York and nationally including the Gap brands, Bonobos, Rent the Runway, Francesca's and The Children's Place.
Stockton Council currently has more than 50 canvassers visiting homes across the area.
Under a detailed plan worked out to make sure the count is effective, the Census Bureau has hired more than 140,000 canvassers nationwide - about 8,200 for the Western Region that begins in Fresno and includes all of Southern California and Hawaii.
Woman turns back to canvasser, and says brightly and matter of factly: 'We're voting for the n***er.
A Tory spokesman said: "The canvasser did the right thing to report it to the police right away and now he wants to leave it in the hands of the police.
He said he had challenged the Conservative Partyactivist after the latter said he didn't need to speak to him because a another canvasser had spoken to him days before.
Less than three months to go until election day and the once-mighty Labour campaign machine has been put into action, with voters across Wales being phoned by party canvassers keen to ensure they'll get their tick in the box.
The canvassers were met with rude rebuffs at many a front door, often from furious children who had previously worked to ban the sale of dolphin-lethal tuna.
I am a canvasser, so when I'm at work I have to care about a lot of things.
Bloom is an advertising canvasser of Jewish origin, living in Dublin.
TELESALES Canvasser Susan Wilkinson has worked at the Examiner for just over 2 years and loves every minute of her job.
A DOOR-TO-DOOR canvasser punched one of his team in the face -fracturing his eye socket -after lambasting him for urinating in the street, a court heard.