Campaign Fundraising- Week 11

The overall success of anyone seeking a position through an election is linked to how much money their campaign has. Those campaigns with more money are more likely to win, according to Looking Beyond the Voting Constituency: A Study of Campaign Donation Solicitations in the 2008 Primary and General Election. According to this article, there are […]

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Direct Voter Contact

In 2008 and 2012, President Obama’s campaign team put together a great direct contact effort, which, in turn, won him the presidency for both terms. According to The New York Times article Direct Voter Contact is Key to Boosting Turnout, presidential candidates Donald Trump (R) and Hillary Clinton (D), have been slacking on direct voter contact […]

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Voter Contact- Week 10

In any campaign, from local to national presidential ones, voter contact is very important. Voter contact can be anything from polling to direct mail. Voter contact is necessary in the campaign process and has the potential to provide predictions that are usually very accurate in the election. According to George Gallup and the Rhetoric of […]

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Social Media News Blog

Social media is playing a huge role in this year’s election process, as it should! Social media is taking over the world and plays a huge role in a lot of the American people’s daily lives. With al the money that presidential candidates spend on advertising and campaigning, why would they not utilize social media? […]

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Websites and Social Media

According to The 2008 Presidential Election, 2.0: A Content Analysis of User-Generated Political Facebook Groups, over half of potential voters aged 30 and older get a majority of their political information from Facebook. Social media plays a huge role in the election cycle, from the candidates’ personal social media accounts, such as Twitter and Facebook, to […]

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Debate News Article

Debates, once informative and a near necessity to the presidential election cycle, have now become a form of entertainment, and, perhaps, mockery of certain candidates. The media has redesigned them into being a national spectacle for all viewers, with a lot of personal attacks and not much discussion on policy and ideology. Debates tend to […]

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Presidential Debates

Presidential debates play a huge role in the election process in the United States. Although they are attempted to be portrayed as an insight into a candidate’s ideas and policies, The First 2012 Presidential Campaign Debate: The Decline of Reason in Presidential Debates by Robert C. Rowland, he makes the claim that debates do not truly affect […]

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