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Must Haves to Run for Office by Elayne De Maria

By at May 18, 2017 | 4:56 pm | 0 Comment

Must Haves to Run for Office by Elayne De Maria

The following was taken from a presentation that Lucinda Guinn. VP of Campaigns of EMILY’S List gave to the Democratic Women of NC, Region 6 and the United Women for Change. Since that dreadful day in November 2016, over 12,000 women have reached out to EMILY’S List’s to say they want to run for office. I bet you think they are all rich or have rich friends more...

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Thinking of Running? Start Local by Dottie LeMieux

By at February 22, 2017 | 11:05 am | 0 Comment

Thinking of Running? Start Local by Dottie LeMieux

Anyone thinking of running for a State or National office (Assembly, State Senate, Congress) needs to think what seats will likely be opening up in their district in the next few years. If you've never run for office before, starting with a higher office can be daunting unless you've got some experience under your belt. So start small. Think of Barbara Boxer, first a more...

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Hidden in Attacks by Mario Piscatella

By at January 5, 2017 | 12:58 pm | 0 Comment

Hidden in Attacks by Mario Piscatella

You find we lose so damn always...... Recently, I visualized the argument against a candidate for FDP chair in the following exchange: Insider_01: Hey, let’s attack that one candidate for chair as not capable because he lost his own campaign! Insider_02: Do any of the others have records of winning any races or running a similar organization? Insider_01: more...

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What campaigning 24/7 looks like – 17 days Out by Gary Hooser

By at October 23, 2016 | 5:03 pm | 4 Comments

What campaigning 24/7 looks like – 17 days Out by Gary Hooser

Gary Hooser is running for re-election to the Kauai County Council, HI and shares what it is like to run for office. October 22, 2016 My eyes open at around 4:15am on most mornings. My phone alarm which I set religiously rarely ever actually rings as my internal clock advances earlier and earlier every day. I stumble into the kitchen, grind the beans and more...

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Running a Campaign? Seven Tips for Success by Dotty LeMieux

By at August 25, 2016 | 2:30 pm | 0 Comment

Running a Campaign? Seven Tips for Success by Dotty LeMieux

  After the Democratic National Convention, a number of Bernie delegates decided to put their money where their mouth was, and get the political revolution going, by running for office themselves. Here are some tips for those of you who are in that category or any new candidate taking the plunge: Be sure the office you are running for is the one for you. more...

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Political Campaign Management: 5 Things NOT to do by Drew Ball and John Miyasato

By at July 20, 2016 | 11:09 am | 0 Comment

Political Campaign Management: 5 Things NOT to do by Drew Ball and John Miyasato

This originally appeared on NGP VAN’s blog We asked John Miyasato, owner of Crossroads Consulting to team up with Drew Ball, veteran campaigner from NGP VAN, Crossroads, and the Sierra Club to to tell us about common campaign management mess-ups, and how to avoid them. Political campaign management is a complicated thing. Your organization has a finite amount more...

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5 Tips for Finding Campaign Volunteers by Kelly Dietrich

By at June 22, 2016 | 12:49 pm | 0 Comment

5 Tips for Finding Campaign Volunteers by Kelly Dietrich

Campaign volunteers are a precious and incredibly valuable asset. Finding them is not rocket science, but it takes time. As a candidate, you should plan and prepare for your needs in advance. This means recruiting volunteers before you need them. You don’t want to be alone in the campaign office, staring at thousands of letters to fold, stuff, stamp and seal by more...

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Changes in the Electorate Since We Elected Obama by Brad Chism

By at April 19, 2016 | 10:52 am | 0 Comment

Changes in the Electorate Since We Elected Obama by Brad Chism

The Pew Research Center recently published another mountain of interesting demographics. In looking ahead to the general election, it’s helpful to review a few of the big changes since we first elected President Obama and how they might impact campaigning. Makeup of the Electorate: 4% Fewer Anglos and 3% More Hispanics. Asian Americans are expected to climb more...

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Post Primary Campaign Checklist by Kelly Dietrich

By at April 1, 2016 | 2:21 pm | 0 Comment

Post Primary Campaign Checklist by Kelly Dietrich

The primary is over. Now what? If you are reading this, you likely won. Congrats, but it means nothing unless you win again in November. To help you out, we created a simple campaign checklist of priorities for any candidate to use as the general election approaches. This is not the time to relax. This is the time to take your campaign to the next gear. Here are more...

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Simple Steps to Elect Democrats by Mark L. Coggins

By at March 28, 2016 | 11:59 am | 1 Comments

Simple Steps to Elect Democrats by Mark L. Coggins

Simple Steps to Elect Democrats Every Democratic organization must get organized or better organized. Create a Facebook page for your organization. Get lots of Volunteers and compile a list of them. Gather the following: Mailing addresses plus phone numbers, email addresses. Keep the volunteers busy and give plenty of praise for jobs well done. Make a more...

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