The first populist Democrat I remember was Dan Walker.
Before he got elected, after fawning coverage of his walking the length of Illinois, he was the main attorney for Montgomery Ward.
The company, with his blessing, sent out credit card applications which one had to opt out of not to get.
One who wishes to be his lineal descendant, State Rep. Jack Franks, is doing something similar in distributing his yard signs for his McHenry County Board Chairman campaign.
In Marengo and Woodstock, they showed in front yards.
At almost every house.
Notes were left saying that if people didn’t want them, they should call and the signs would be picked up.
Some people called, but there was no response.
Seems a lot of people just tossed them in the garbage.