The Law & Order Campaign

The Law & Order Campaign

I want to walk through an issue that may be important in your election this year, particularly if you're running in a city. It's relevant if you consider yourself a "law and order" candidate, or if your opponent does. 

And its timely because Donald Trump pushed this issue to the front of his campaign a few weeks ago, so you'll have a chance to watch it play out on the national stage. 

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How to get elected to city council (before you start your campaign)

How to get elected to city council (before you start your campaign)

Opposing candidates in a campaign rarely begin on an equal playing field. Incumbents always have advantages. And even among two candidates facing off for an open position, one generally has experiences that give him an advantage. 

If you plan to run for city council one day, start working towards it now. You might win the election before it begins. 

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Campaign links: learn from the big campaigns

Campaign links: learn from the big campaigns

What down-ballot campaigns can learn from Presidential advance via @c_and_e
"My advice is have at least one person, although more is better, whose primary responsibility is advance. "

8 public speaking lessons from Ted talks via @ragancomms
"Whether you’re terrified of speaking in front of an audience or a seasoned presenter looking for ways to improve, these tips can help you ace your next speech."

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Candidates talking directly to voters

Candidates talking directly to voters

This article on how the presidential campaigns are getting more views on YouTube than ever before, and thought it was worth considering. 

The article doesn't attempt to prove anything conclusively, but it does indicate that voters are increasingly using YouTube to hear what candidates have to say. This creates a great opportunity for candidates - it gives them the ability to speak directly to voters, without the cost of buying an ad and without a media filter. 

Check you these instructional pages on how to stream live on YouTubeFacebook and Periscope.

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Local GOP candidates: why Donald Trump?

Local GOP candidates: why Donald Trump?

The last thing I want this blog to be is an analysis of the presidential race, or of Donald Trump in particular. I focus on helping first-time candidates, and help them put together the basics of their campaign. 

But Nate Silver had an interesting article at 538 this week called "Why Donald Trump" that I think is worth reading for candidates running in areas where Trump did well.

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