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The New Role of the Modern Political Spouse

<b>To subscribe to the monthly C&E email newsletter and event announcements click here.</b><p>Political spouses play many roles. They’re cheerleaders-in-chief. …

Ask the Campaign Doc: The Worst Campaign of 2016?

<b>To subscribe to the monthly C&E email newsletter and event announcements click here.</b><p><i>Craig “Campaign Doc” Varoga is a longtime Democratic strategist</i> …

The Fundamental Rules for Setting Up a Strong Grassroots Field Operation

Let me ask you a question… When you take out all of the people who aren’t registered to vote in a certain area, or who don’t vote, and then take out …

Bernie Sanders

Should You Use Newspaper, Radio and TV Advertising for Small Political Campaigns?

Newspaper, radio, and TV advertising are true “mass political marketing” mechanisms. They broadcast your message to a wide audience, and because they …

Advertising

10 Ways to Win Over Less Informed Voters

Finding a way to appeal to voters who don’t care about being educated on the issues is one of the most difficult challenges during a campaign. How …

Marketing

Incumbent Reelection Rates Higher Than Average in 2016

A Commentary By Kyle Kondik and Geoffrey Skelley<p>Sign up for free daily updates<p>With Republican Sen.-elect John Kennedy’s triumph in the Louisiana …

Polling

Canvasser Safety - Grassroots Campaign Safety Tips

<b>Canvasser Safety: How to Be Safe on the Doors</b><p>Be safe in the field with these canvasser safety tips. Canvassing can be dangerous, as it requires that …

3 Things We Learned About Email In 2016

<b>To subscribe to the monthly C&E email newsletter and event announcements click here.</b><p>In the two weeks since the 2016 presidential campaign came to a …

Republican Party

How To Cultivate Authenticity In Your Candidate

<b>To subscribe to the monthly C&E email newsletter and event announcements click here.</b><p>It’s official: we live in a post-truth era.<p>With the proliferation …

How to make your story stand out in a pile of pitches

• Discounts of $50-$300 off on conferences, workshops, webinars and webcasts<br>• Exclusive and archived content on all four news sites - Ragan.com, …

Campaign Best Practices for Politics| Beat Murphy's Law | TCW

<b>Campaign Best Practices: Be Ready When Things Go Wrong on Political Campaigns</b><p>Campaign best practices can make a real difference on your political …

Elections

How to Win Election Contests in Small Districts

There are well over 500,000 elected offices in the United States. Add in all of the elected officials in all of the democracies in the world, and …

Making Fundraising Personal

<b>To subscribe to the monthly C&E email newsletter and event announcements click here.</b><p>When I ask a potential fundraising client about their campaign, …

New Site Offers Chance To Create Down-Ballot Bundlers

<b>To subscribe to the monthly C&E email newsletter and event announcements click here.</b><p>The fundraising practice that sees donors encourage their friends …

Elections

Ask the Campaign Doc: Dealing with Hypotheticals

<b>To subscribe to the monthly C&E email newsletter and event announcements click here.</b><p><i>Craig “Campaign Doc” Varoga consults on local, state, national</i> …

How to Get Elected Even if Nobody Knows You

Many first-time candidates face a real conundrum: they aren’t well known, and without tons of money, they won’t get well known. But without being …

3 Ways Down-Ballot Campaigns Can Out Maneuver The Presidential

<b>To subscribe to the monthly C&E email newsletter and event announcements click here.</b><p>This year’s presidential contest between Hillary Clinton and …

How to Manage Political Campaign Volunteers

Volunteers are an integral part of almost every political campaign. Whether you’re running for the School Board or the Senate, chances are that a …

Winning Your Election by Getting Out the Vote

Get out the vote operations (GOTV) can mean the difference between success and defeat on Election Day, especially for the local campaign. <br>GOTV means …

The Day After the Election

The day after the election is an important time. There's a lot to get done in a short amount of time. Follow this infographic to learn more.

GOTV Plan: 15 Get Out The Vote Myth's busted.

GOTV Planning: Let's Bust Some Myths!<p>Get Out The Vote and a good Get Out The Vote plan (GOTV Plan) is something we as a firm, spend hours talking …

Get Out The Vote with Social Media - Digital GOTV

How to Use Social Media for Get Out the Vote<p>The lion’s share of your political or advocacy campaign will be spent on message development and …

Make your opponent defend himself

This Washington Post story by Chris Cillizza is worth reading if you're considering a run for office.<p>We've all read about and have opinions on the …

10 ways to prove to your donors that you deserve their support

Some of your donors think your organization is a scam. Really.Giving is a real leap of faith for many donors. So building trust is one of the most …

Communicate

Should I Fire my Political Consultant or Campaign Manager?

It is that time of year things may not be going the way you want them to. You are behind in the polls. You are not getting press attention. There is …

Case study: Run, run again, then run again - one strategy for getting elected

Running every election season is not the strategy I recommend for getting elected. Candidates ought to have a specific reason they want to hold a …

Does Your Campaign Spending Reinforce Your Message?

"Money must be in service of message"<p>When you review your campaign budget, can you say with certainty that the money you spend is always in service …

Lies, Damned Lies & Statistics

When you decide to run for office, you'll begin to be targeted by vendors trying to sell you stuff. Some of the products are necessary, and some …

Campaign DIY Reaches Email Programs

<b>To subscribe to the monthly C&E email newsletter and event announcements click here.</b><p>Consultants continue to scale more sophisticated campaign …