Going to Campaign School? Here’s what you should get out of it.

I remember going to a campaign school years ago – you’ve seen them, these all-day affairs where you go to a hotel, and a bunch of speakers run through their services for you, while giving you a little bit of expertise on the side. This one was long ago enough that one of the speakers […]

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Taking on national issues in a local campaign

I caught a Facebook post for one of our local candidates on his campaign page the other day – a constituent asking him out-of-the-blue if he would denounce recent actions by President Trump. You’ve probably already seen it in your campaigns, no matter what side you’re on, but especially if you’re a Republican this year: […]

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5 Things Candidates Can Do on a Snowy Day

Not much you can do – almost the entire eastern part of the country is being inundated today with snow, wind and cold. Cancellations everywhere, and the ability to actually get stuff done is pretty diminished. That being said, there’s a benefit to having some time to yourself without interruptions, in that you can wrap […]

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Your aunt says you should run for office: Let us help you see if she’s right!

That’s how it starts, isn’t it? At some point in your life, you’re in a family discussion at some holiday party and everyone’s emotionally spouting off on a random political topic, when suddenly you find yourself as the voice of reason. “Here’s what needs to happen”- you might say, and suddenly you have everyone’s attention. […]

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Lessons Learned from a $3 Million Campaign

It’s a bit of irony that, while at The Campaign Coach we spend the majority of our time counseling local candidates operating on a shoestring budget, the most recent race we worked on was a behemoth New York State Senate race where the campaigns and third parties spent a whopping $2.8 million on a seat […]

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