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Using a personal vehicle for work is a common practice, especially for those who work in industries like politics. Before deciding whether to use your personal vehicle for work, here are several factors to consider. Cost of Using Your Personal Vehicle for Work When using a personal vehicle, you will incur expenses such as fuel, […]

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Using Your Personal Vehicle for Work

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Campaign yard signs are a crucial element for spreading a candidate’s message and building name recognition. However, choosing the right type of sign can be a challenge, as there are several options available. Options include polybag signs, cardboard plastic-coated signs, and corrugated plastic yard signs. We laid out the strengths and weaknesses to help you […]

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Campaign Yard Signs: Know Your Options

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Ads are a critical part of any political campaign, and campaigns often face a hard decision of when or if they should “go negative”. Negative ads directly target one or more candidates in a race and can be particularly harmful to approval numbers. Alternatively, campaigns might choose a contrast ad that focuses more on the […]

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Political Ads: Negative vs. Contrast

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When your campaign needs a product or a service outside of the skillset of the candidate, campaign manager or in-house team, it is time to call in a specialized campaign vendor. Your campaign vendor is likely an outsourced subcontractor who is tasked with a specialized role for your campaign. The role of a campaign vendor […]

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What is a campaign vendor?

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Spoiler Alert: Money isn’t the only thing you can ask for on your campaign! Oftentimes candidates are so focused on fundraising and voter contact that they forget they can ask for help that isn’t money. Before you skip over a name on your call list, ask yourself if there is something else they can do […]

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Campaign Fundraising: 15 Non-Money Asks

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Finding the right political campaign attire can be a bit of a balancing act. On one hand, you want to present a professional and polished image that reflects well on your campaign and your goals. On the other hand, you want to be approachable and relatable to the voters you’re trying to reach. Here are […]

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Political Campaign Attire

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Lobbyists have been a part of the political process since the beginning of time, and while they don’t always have the best reputation, the truth is that lobbyists can be a valuable resource for candidates. Here are a few reasons why: Lobbyists have access to information Lobbyists are experts in their fields and have access […]

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Lobbyists Can Help Your Campaign

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Running for office is a big decision and one that can greatly impact your personal and professional life. It is important to involve your family in this decision, but telling them can be a difficult conversation. Here are some tips to help you navigate this conversation with your family: Be prepared Before having the conversation, […]

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Talking to your family about running for office

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Understanding how postage works and the price options are critical for running a successful political campaign. When it comes to mailing options for political campaigns, there are several options to choose from.  Here are a few of the most important to know:  First Class When you buy a stamp, you are most likely buying first-class […]

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Know Your Campaign Postage

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An in-kind campaign contribution is a non-monetary contribution made to a political campaign. These contributions can take many forms, including goods or services that are provided to the campaign at no cost or a reduced cost. In-kind contributions are subject to the same rules and regulations as monetary contributions and must be reported to the […]

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What is an In-kind Contribution?