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Starting a PAC.

What information is there about how to form a political action committee? What restrictions are there as far as advertising, focus, where the funds wind up, overhead costs, salary for PAC employees, etc? What is allowed federally, and what is allowed on a per-state basis? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Mar 21, 2014 - 4 answers

Help me identify southern state politician from a movie

Many years ago I recall watching a movie, where this southern state politician (supposedly based on a true character) was pulling dirty tricks during his campaign. IIRC, he for example accused his competitor of being a "humanist", along with several other carefully chosen praise words which, to his uneducated voters, sounded like insults. Does anyone know which movie I am referring to, or who this politician was?
posted by helion on Jan 16, 2013 - 4 answers

Mitt Romney then and now

How was Mitt Romney able to win the election for Governor of Massachusetts? How effective was he as governor? [more inside]
posted by oneirodynia on Sep 21, 2012 - 31 answers

Recent Innovations in Political Campaigns?

What are some recent innovations in political campaigns? [more inside]
posted by Jaybo on Jul 25, 2012 - 8 answers

Find out where it's happening, and get yourself there?

Can I- a college student- work for the Obama campaign (in dc, in chicago, in a swing state) this summer and not starve? Or are there other wacky, do-it-while-you're-young-live-out-of-your-car summer experiences Askmefi would suggest? [more inside]
posted by 221bbs on Apr 16, 2012 - 14 answers

Applied Feminism 101

This political campaign season has brought it to my attention that sexism is alive and well in America. Instead of sitting around with my blood boiling, what can I do? [more inside]
posted by ootandaboot on Mar 1, 2012 - 16 answers

Help me find a good, realistic political novel

I'm looking for a realistic political novel that's not a spy thriller. [more inside]
posted by Flying Saucer on Sep 17, 2011 - 17 answers

How do I get 6000 signatures in five months?

How do I get 6000 signatures in five months? [more inside]
posted by flarbuse on Jan 22, 2010 - 12 answers

Where do the insiders go?

What are the best "inside baseball" political blogs covering the upcoming New York City elections? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Sep 3, 2009 - 0 answers

So, now that I've spent 30 minutes talking to you, will you vote for my guy?

For the politicos out there: how effective is phone banking / canvassing, statistically speaking? [more inside]
posted by Weebot on Apr 22, 2009 - 8 answers

I scream, you scream, we all scream for a grassroots campaign strategy!

I gather from Howard Dean's announcement today that he and the Obama People don't get along. I'm curious though how much Obama's win and the Congressional turnover are due to Dean's strategies and policies as head of the DNC. [more inside]
posted by serazin on Nov 10, 2008 - 21 answers

Money's influence on state issues

Are there statistics or studies or articles about money swaying ballot propositions? [more inside]
posted by itesser on Nov 8, 2008 - 1 answer

Next up: modeling Main Street vs. Wall St

I want to play "the race card." Where can I print one out? [more inside]
posted by scission on Oct 13, 2008 - 4 answers

Talking points for BBC TV interview on role of Internet in U.S. politics

I've just been asked to be interviewed for a popular show on BBC TV to talk about the role of the Internet in U.S. politics for this campaign cycle. What are some succinct and intelligent talking points I can follow without sounding like I'm talking out my arse. [more inside]
posted by camworld on Sep 23, 2008 - 10 answers

What Makes a Dubya 2000 Vote an Understandable Decision?

I'd honestly like to know why half of America voted for George W. Bush in 2000: what their reasoning was. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Aug 25, 2008 - 100 answers

Plucking the Progressive Prairies

What are some books or other resources that can help me become a better political organizer in rural areas? [more inside]
posted by abkadefgee on Aug 13, 2008 - 3 answers

Donate a little without being pestered for more?

Dear Mr. Rumpole: Thank you for your campaign contribution of $25. Please enjoy our $50 worth of mailings regarding why you should give us more money. [more inside]
posted by Horace Rumpole on Nov 14, 2007 - 25 answers

It's pronounced Cray-po, dammit.

I'm looking for a picture of yard signs or other materials from Senator Crapo's campaign (I have to prove to my coworkers that I am not crazy). [more inside]
posted by naoko on Sep 10, 2007 - 5 answers

How to put together a great political campaign website

Help me put together a great political campaign website. What does a great campaign website even look like? [more inside]
posted by willie11 on Jul 26, 2007 - 5 answers

Help me get a clue on my future options.

I'm about to graduate and have no clue about the options for my future, and no one to talk to about it. Help me get a clue. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Jan 3, 2007 - 13 answers

Sign this, please!

PhillyFilter: How many signatures does one need to get on the ballot for mayor? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Nov 10, 2006 - 3 answers

Political Fundraising

Have any MeFites run for local public office? How did you raise funds? [+] [more inside]
posted by mds35 on Jan 4, 2005 - 18 answers

Can someone shed some light on Sen. Kerry's previous campaigns?

Last night's debate made me think of something I heard regarding Kerry's senatorial campaign strategy boiling down to banking everything on his endgame (it may have even been in the Blue, but good luck finding that...). Is that true? Can someone shed some light on his previous campaigns?
posted by mkultra on Oct 1, 2004 - 3 answers

I'd like to make a presidential campaign contribution, but I want to avoid being put on any kind of list.

I'd like to make a presidential campaign contribution, but I want to avoid being put on any kind of list. Should I mail cash? I'm afraid to use a check or credit card. It will be under $200, the threshold above which the law requires the campaign to report my info. I guess I could do a money order. But are completely anonymous donations okay? If so, what's to stop someone from making 1,000 different anonymous donations of $150, and skirting the $200 law?
posted by scarabic on Jun 17, 2004 - 23 answers

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