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A stockpile of interesting, practical, or humorous campaign news.


Building a Winning Political Team

Good advice in WSJ article below on the mistakes to avoid in building your political team. The common mistakes: The more, the merrier Recruit for compatibility A great team doesn’t need a strong leader Stick with the team you’ve got Don’t lose sight of the big picture You can read the rest here.

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The Seven Habits of Spectacularly Unsuccessful CEOs

You can copy & paste this into any campaign manual. Good warnings from bad examples! The Seven Habits of Spectacularly Unsuccessful CEOs Hall of Shame – Forbes. They see themselves and their companies as dominating their environment They identify so completely with the company that there is no clear boundary between their personal interests and.

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When do campaign ads matter?

3 cogent points about tv ads, though the final conclusion is way overstated… via The Moneyball of Campaign Advertising Part 1 – NYTimes.com. Campaign ads matter more when the candidates are unfamiliar.  Campaign ads matter more when a candidate can outspend the opponent. Campaign ads can matter, but not for long.

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Yard Sign With Candidate’s Name On It Electrifies Congressional Race

It doesn’t get much better than this… Yard Sign With Candidate’s Name On It Electrifies Congressional Race | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source

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When All Else Fails…

another helpful post from the guys at 538: 15 Clarifying Questions for Close Elections

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Election Reform?

some scientific research that will never see the light of day in any election committee: Why Randomly-Selected Politicians Would Improve Democracy

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