• TCW's Favorite Books of the Summer

    Sep 04, 2023 by Elizabeth Rowe (she/her)

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    TCW's Favorite Books for the End of Summer 

    As summer ends, Labor Day is a good time to read one of our favorite books. Check out the top 2023 reading recommendations from The Campaign Workshop Staff. From heart-wrenching memoirs to inspirational tales, this list contains just about everything for everyone. Check out our staff’s picks for the best books of their 2023 summer!

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  • Political Campaign Strategy: Read these books to get a strategic edge

    Nov 19, 2020 by Elena Veatch

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    Political Campaign Strategy: Read Up!

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  • 7 Questions: Chuck Rocha on Latino Outreach & 2020 Sanders Campaign

    Aug 19, 2020 by Mariana Boully Perez

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    *Credit to Lalo Alcaraz for the book cover

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  • Lincoln Mitchell: 7 Qs on San Francisco, Social Movements, & Politics

    Jun 10, 2020 by The Campaign Workshop

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    Lincoln Mitchell - How Political & Social Movements in 1978 Transformed San Francisco

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  • Book Gift Ideas for the Politicos in Your Life

    Dec 10, 2018 by Elena Veatch

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    Encourage the politicos you know to unplug with the help of these book gift ideas. 

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year… to help the politicos in your life step away from their screens after a crazy election cycle! Give me your tired, your email-fatigued, your news-raddled—there’s something for everyone on this list of book gift ideas.

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  • 7 Questions With Hal Malchow

    Jul 23, 2018 by Elena Veatch

    7 Questions With Hal Malchow

    Hal Malchow Shares Insights From His Latest Novel

    Hal Malchow has over thirty-five years of experience in politics, having worked for four Democratic presidential nominees and a long list of Senate, congressional, and gubernatorial candidates. Hal Malchow’s pivotal role in introducing data science to American political campaigns and measuring the impact of voter communication tactics changed the way campaigns are run. In his latest novel, No Popes in Heaven, Hal Malchow draws upon his experience to highlight the absurdities of our political system and the negative consequences of well-meaning reforms for our democracy. We sat down with him to hear all about his new book.

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  • 7 Questions w/ David Pepper on His Book, The People's House

    May 24, 2018 by Ben Holse (he/him)

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    How David Pepper came to write a book that predicted the 2016 election

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  • Recommended Reading from Political Pros

    May 21, 2018 by Elena Veatch

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    A recommended reading list from TCW interviewees

    We always try to ask the political pros we interview in our “7 questions” blog series what they’re reading. As a result, we’ve gotten some great recommended reading ideas from these folks. Some of these reads help shed light on the state of the American electorate; others will give you the break you deserve from the state of our politics. Behold, our latest recommended reading list, brought to you by experts in Democratic polling, messaging, political science, decision-making, fundraising, and beyond. Happy reading!

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  • 5 Books to Consider When Shaping Your Campaign Strategy

    Jul 31, 2017 by Elena Veatch

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    Read up to inform your Campaign Strategy 

    A summer lull in campaign action means extra time to gear up for the electoral battles ahead of this fall, in 2018, and beyond. As Democrats across the country deliberate party priorities and the best ways to communicate our values after a series of losses, you can sit back and do the same with these porch reads. Whether you’re a casual observer of the circus that is the Trump administration or a seasoned strategist plotting next steps, these five books can help inform your campaign strategy.

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  • 6 Political Memoirs to Inspire Positive Social Change

    Jul 13, 2017 by Elena Veatch

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    Not every political memoir is just an excuse to remind people you’re running for office; some help inspire positive social change.

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