How to Calculate a Vote Goal and a Vote Deficit for Your Campaign

Jun 01, 2020

What Is a Vote Goal? What is a Vote Deficit? Why Do I Need Them?

When you’re thinking of running for office, one of the very first things you should do is bust out your trusty calculator and calculate your campaign’s vote goal. Simply put, your vote goal is the number of votes needed to win your election. Your campaign has one goal: to convince enough voters to show up to the polls on Election Day (or to vote early) and vote for you. To achieve that goal, you’ll want to know how many of those voters you need to actually be successful.

Questions to Ask Before Firing Your Political Consultant

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Is It the Right Time to Fire My Political Consultant? 

Many experienced campaign managers or operatives can recall a bad experience with a political consultant. Perhaps the consultant didn’t deliver what they promised, they were unresponsive, or they didn’t hit deadlines. Depending on how far out you are from Election Day, this can lead to some tough decisions. 

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Political Campaign Strategy Tips

Mar 02, 2020

A Strong Political Campaign Strategy Means a Strong Campaign

At any level, campaign fundamentals can mean the difference between building a winning or losing political campaign strategy. A lot of this will seem like common sense (and it is), but bear with me, because a lot of this stuff often falls by the wayside as campaigns are being built. In essence, a strong political campaign strategy (meaning, the overall plan to achieve an electoral victory) should rest on a foundation of some very basic building blocks and principles that will help to carry you across the finish line.

9 Campaign Plan Tips

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This Year, Kick Ass! 9 Campaign Plan Tips To Give You The Best Chance of Winning

If you’re running for office, you’re going to need a campaign plan. Your campaign plan should outline the challenges and opportunities you anticipate facing over the course of the election cycle as well as your priorities and goals. With these 9 campaign plan tips, you will give yourself the best chance of winning your race:

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