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Persistence in the 3rd — make that 4th

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A local Facebooker posted the above image after finding a campaigner for Humboldt County Supervisor candidate Karen Brooks had marched past her yard sign promoting incumbent Mark Lovelace to hang some pro-Brooks propaganda on her door handle..

Turns out the house was booted from 3rd District after last year’s redistricting, making both the yard sign and the doorknocker out of bounds for the Lovelace-Brooks contest.

  1. Richard
    May 29, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Yard sign still makes sense as 3rd District voters drive by. While I’d never waste time knocking on a door not in the voting district, I have walked past a yard sign for the opposition if the household has more then one voter registered, as the one who put out the sign may not be speaking for everyone in the house. I did it in Ohio on the Obama campaign in 2004, where some Democratic households had McCain signs. I had at least one where the father answered, I asked for the name of the younger voter in the household and the father said to me, “well you might get HIS vote” as he called his son to the door. It does happen.

  2. tra
    May 29, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    “Turns out the house was booted from 3rd District after last year’s redistricting, making both the yard sign and the doorknocker out of bounds for the Lovelace-Brooks contest.”

    There’s something about the symmetry of the fruitlessness there that’s just…delightfully absurd!

  3. Anonymous
    May 30, 2012 at 5:21 am

    A person voting for the opposition is precisely the person you need to reach with your message.

  4. The Spelling Police
    May 30, 2012 at 5:56 am

    “had marched passed her yard sign”. . .We think you mean “PAST” her yard sign.

  5. May 30, 2012 at 6:59 am

    Doh!

  6. EnvironmentalistMyAss
    May 30, 2012 at 7:19 am

    The Brooks pamphleteer thought that perhaps this Lovelace supporter might have seen the results of Lovelaces’ so called coastal ‘restoration’ and just wanted to offer up an alternative to
    the destruction of a coastline.

  7. Terry L. Clark
    May 30, 2012 at 8:01 am

    Perhaps the Brooks supporter appreciated the wisdom of John Maynard Keynes’ observation, “When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?”

  8. firesidechet
    May 30, 2012 at 8:13 am

    the misplaced outrage of the loveless supporter is unfortunately par for the mindset.

  9. EnvironmentalistMyRear
    May 30, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Who put the lockset on that door?
    No wonder this person is voting the erosion-dead-tree
    ticket, he is a locked IN. Incapable of seeing the results
    of millions of wetland dollars used to destroy
    wetlands ability to function.
    From where I am looking, the fox are gone along with the birds
    rabbits, frogs, and the trees are dying.
    All done with money intended to ENHANCE wetlands.

    And we are still removing vegetation, when we aren’t inviting thousands out to push contraptions right through
    vegetated dunes.

  10. Anonymous
    May 30, 2012 at 8:30 am

    This is why campaigning is happening. To inform, change minds, publicize a candidate’s platform. Dumb reasoning (Facebook poster’s) but I can see why it was their kneejerk reaction. Stay open to other ideas, people. There is no perfect candidate.

  11. Eric Kirk
    May 30, 2012 at 9:05 am

    But at this point, the campaigns ought to focus more on the few who remain undecided than converting partisans. However, there wasn’t much extra effort here. Just one more door to approach. I’d do the same. Besides, you don’t know if the whole household is in agreement, or whether the sign was put on the lawn by the landlord rather than the resident.

  12. Anonymous
    May 30, 2012 at 9:41 am

    “But at this point, the campaigns ought to focus more on the few who remain undecided than converting partisans.”

    All they’re gunning for, as always, is name recognition and party affiliation in the voting booth.

  13. May 30, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    inadequate information as to district-I got switched and didnt know it–got confirmation, Why no maps of districts

  14. May 30, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    inadequate information as to district-I got switched and didnt know it–got confirmation, Why no maps of districts

  15. Eric Kirk
  16. lumpy swine barn
    May 30, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    This has been a weird election anyway. I have plenty of neighbors who put Bohn signs in their yards, I saw those first. Then the Seidner signs went up, and I live in the Bass district.

  17. Anonymous
    May 30, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Arkley has a Bohn sign in his window and he clearly lives outside the 1st District. Maybe someone should hand a Seidner flyer on his doorknob.

  18. May 30, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Then the Seidner signs went up,….

    From my viewpoint the Seidner signs went up first, at least in my neighborhood, which is outside that district.

    I have a Bohn sign in my yard now. I was thinking of not getting involved. After all, LOCAL CONTROL, right?

    Except my next door neighbor had a Seidner sing up long ago. When I saw Rex Bohn posting a sign on the lawn across the street from me, I went over and spoke with him. I decided, what the heck, since my next door neighbor has a sign, I’ll put one in my yard.

    It will come down by 8:00, June 5, at the latest, as has always been my policy. The same might not be true of my neighbor.

  19. A-nony-mouse
    May 30, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Fred, you’re hilarious! Wrecks was spewing money and signs LONG before Cheryl even entered the race. Wreck’s mega-funding let him put signs anywhere and everywhere. I personally know of several Seidner signs that have been stolen. Main suspects are teenage boys but no comment from Mr. Money.
    I’m at least glad to see you do whatever your neighbor does. Gotta love that independent thinking!

  20. Anonymous
    May 30, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Every christmas when fred’s neighor’s put a wreath on their door, fred hangs a bronze pentagram instead. you know, just to balance things out.

  21. Landscaper
    May 30, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Looks like that front yard needs a little work.

  22. Anonymous
    May 30, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Doorknocking a couple of years ago I knocked on every door, waited and talked to people, many said, oh my landlord put that sign up, or the property managers put those on all their properties. People were also pleased that I waited and was willing to answer questions about the candidates stand on issues. It was surprising how much false propaganda was out there.

  23. Eric Kirk
    May 30, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    All they’re gunning for, as always, is name recognition and party affiliation in the voting booth.

    There won’t be any party affiliation indicated on the ballot, and if any candidate is still struggling for name recognition at this point, he or she might as well throw in the towel.

  24. BTKthePlebeians
    May 31, 2012 at 7:22 am

    Meanwhile gas prices in Humboldt county continue to linger around $4.49…….and oil prices continue to deflate.

    To get the WTI oil price, please enable Javascript.

  25. May 31, 2012 at 9:07 am

    When I started this campaign not even the elections office was clear about the boundaries. I wanted to know if this area was in or out. This part of Eureka is pretty strange as parts of some streets are 3rd and 4th. Since I was in the neighborhood I went to the voters’ homes and asked them what was on their ballot. It was nice talking with them but they are in the fourth, sorry Virginia! Just making sure.

    Like most people in the county….they really want their street repaved!

  26. Terry L. Clark
    May 31, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Repaired streets would be nice..but more importantly, we would like a County Government that is competent, that is limited and benevolent rather than expanding in its demand for control of our lives and malevolent, and that respects the Constitution, rather than treats it like “Just a GD piece of paper”.

  27. lumpy swine barn
    May 31, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Hi Karen Brooks – I suppose you could come put signs up in my 4th district neighborhood, since the Bohn/Seidner sign war is clearly underway.

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