Nov 10, 2016
So Your Political Campaign Lost, Now What?
If you were a Democrat running for office, working on a political campaign or a voter, Tuesday had some big wins and some close or not so close losses. Sure there were memorable wins but many folks are depressed by the outcome of their specific election. So what do you do now?
You have spent months running for office or managing a political campaign and now the political campaign is over. Even though you worked your butt off, you fell short.
Here are some tips for candidates and campaign managers from those of us who have been through many a political campaign and understand it is not easy.
Thank Folks. You might have lost, but it does not mean that people did not work hard. Make sure you take the time to call, email and personally thank volunteers, endorsers, donors and your friends and family.
Be Gracious. Don't be the candidate who tells everyone to jump in a lake after the campaign ends. A candidate’s reaction to losing can often be a bigger sign of whether they can do something in the future than the outcome of the race itself. You have a lot of folks who supported you, and you owe it to them and to yourself to treat this in a respectful manner.