Campaign links, week in review

How to manage pre-debate nerves via @c_and_e
Campaigns & Elections has a new entry in its "Ask the Campaign Doc" series, which was once a regular feature. The Campaign Doc touches on pre-debate nerves, provisional voting and fundraising emails. 

Five traits of winning grassroots campaigns via @c_and_e
The first trait: winning grassroots campaigns focus on the right voters. It's a good tip, and worth a read, as many first-time candidates fall into the trap of talking to all voters. Also discussed: canvassing, field staff, technology and measurable results. 

Telling your campaign story through history via @campaignsinabox
I came across a great story on K Street Cafe about telling stories through history, and so I talked a little about adapting that for a political campaign. The original story is worth a read too, and is linked in this post. 

Getting voters to the polls with social pressure via @campaignsinabox
Some form of social pressure is the best way to get voters to the polls, preferably from friends and family. Keep that in mind when you're writing a script for your gotv program. 

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