Since June 10th, I have received approximately 26 surveys or questionnaires from a variety of organizations wanting to know my stance on things they care about. These are the Political Action Committees, or PACs, that work on the behalf of an industry, a group of companies, or a particular cause. People who work for PACs are lobbyists.
I quickly realized that there is no way I can fill all of these out. Most wanted their surveys returned within a week! The one from “The Kansas Chamber”, for example, was six pages filled with long-form essay questions. To fill out all of these would be a full-time job that would take weeks, so you quickly learn to pick and choose.
Groups that you disagree with? Groups that are unlikely to impact your voters? Throw them away. In the end I filled out five. We’ll see how that works out.