In my neighborhood, as well as throughout the country, volunteers for local, statewide and even presidential campaigns are knocking on doors talking to voters. In my part of Cambridge, MA we have a heated race for the Democratic primary for state representative. No shock that Cambridge is solidly blue so whoever wins on September 8th will also win on November 8th.
While the incumbent, Tim Toomey, has a lot of support and I have found many leaflets for him at my door, I haven't been able to speak to someone from his campaign. On the other hand, I was able to speak to two volunteers as well as the candidate, Mike Connolly, himself. All three times I asked about food issues. The volunteers were appropriately non-committal. They reiterated Mike Connolly's commitment to progressive issues like advocating for a living wage. When I was able to speak to Mike, he told me about when he was a law student elected to contribute two articles to a prestigious law journal. Initially he wanted to write about food insecurity in the United States, but was steered away from this topic by the professor advisors.