1937: LBJ campaigns nonstop, covering the entire vast 10th District.
"Scattered outside the towns along the lonely roads, sometimes paved, usually graveled, were occasional general stores. He stopped at every store, purchasing some small item in each so as to predispose the proprietor toward him—if not cheese and crackers then a can of sardines, which he would open and eat on the counter. If he was lucky, there would be a farmer or two there, and he could talk to several people at once."
Caro, Robert A. The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume 1: The Path to Power. New York: Vintage Books, 1990, p. 420.