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Avoiding mudslinging preemptively

Campaign tactics: how can my dad, a first-time candidate, preempt last-minute mud-slinging? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 10, 2012 - 16 answers

Which states let campaigns keep donations and which make them spend them dollars?

In certain US states political candidates at the local and state level have to spend all of the funding they get for a certain campaign before the November election. In others, they get to keep that pool of cash for future elections. This is what I've heard anyway. But I can't find any kind of definitive list of which state has which law. Does such a list exist in an easily accessible place? How do I find out more about individual state's campaign finance laws without wading through endless Secretary of State documents? And as an aside--does this come up often? Do campaigns ever really bother to hold onto money if they are ahead or do they usually spend the dollars on the current campaign anyway?
posted by Potomac Avenue on Sep 17, 2012 - 9 answers

How do I make a good first impression on voters?

Going door-to-door to petition for a fresh young candidate -- me. What are some tips and advice to make the best impression on voters? [more inside]
posted by miniminimarket on Jun 9, 2012 - 11 answers

Volunteer or Paid Political Consulting?

My client is late paying me. Plus, I am concerned about how they are (or are not) using the products and services I am providing. Should I stop providing those products and services and send a late notice, or somehow give them the benefit of the doubt for a while longer? I want this client to succeed at their endeavor, but I don't want to be taken advantage of either, whether intentionally or not. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 6, 2009 - 13 answers

Throw [Every Last One Of] The Bums Out!

ThrowTheBumsOutFilter: What would be the foreseeable political, economic, and/or social consequences of EVERY incumbent congressional candidate losing his/her seat in 2010? [more inside]
posted by Rykey on Apr 29, 2009 - 29 answers

Help me help my friend into politics

Late last year, I convinced a friend to run for public office in my hometown. He did! How can I help make sure he has a bright political future? [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on Oct 19, 2008 - 6 answers

Genuinely Fair

Now that the primary season is over and major party nominees have been determined for the upcoming U.S. presidential and congressional elections, please help me find unbiased, non-partisan, impartial news and commentary outlets to follow the campaigns. [more inside]
posted by netbros on Jun 5, 2008 - 17 answers

What happens to campaign contributions after a campaign ends?

What happens to campaign money when a candidate bows out of a campaign? Does the money funnel to the party?
posted by Hantra on Jan 7, 2008 - 8 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

Are they in need of political hacks in Canada?

How's the market for mid-level political professions in Canada? I'm hoping to emigrate from the US and politics is about all that I do.
posted by willie11 on Aug 3, 2006 - 6 answers

Is the Geico Caveman racist?

The Geico Caveman TV commercial.
Is it racist or just brilliant?
posted by Fupped Duck on Jan 8, 2005 - 24 answers

US dollar bill with a URL for a hotel in Domincan Republic?

Dollar bill spam? I just got a US dollar bill with a URL on it. Going to said URL brings up the web site of a hotel in the dominican republic. Is this an actual thing? Or is this just someone having some fun? [more inside]
posted by o2b on Dec 28, 2004 - 8 answers

Can letter-writers actually save tv shows?

Short question: has a letter-writing campaign ever saved a TV show? [mi] [more inside]
posted by pxe2000 on Dec 8, 2004 - 35 answers

Where can I find out about a specific company's campaign contributions?

Where can I find out about a specific company's campaign contributions?
posted by solistrato on Oct 21, 2004 - 4 answers

Why do political candidates need to say "I approve this message"?

When did this "I'm George W. Bush, and I approve this message" meme start? Why? (As if a candidate would not approve a message put out by his/her campaign.) And why am I seeing it for all candidates?
posted by msacheson on Oct 3, 2004 - 4 answers

How far forward do presidential candidates and their political parties make plans for the nation?

How far in advance do presidential candidates and their political parties make plans for the nation? That is to say, do they have a set of stated goals or milestones for the next 4 years? 8 Years? 20 years? [more inside]
posted by milovoo on Jul 9, 2004 - 6 answers

successful or noteworthy online marketing campaigns?

Remember any successful or noteworthy online marketing campaigns? [mo' 'nside] [more inside]
posted by ChasFile on Jul 7, 2004 - 20 answers

Paying for Trips

How are trips by sitting executive branch members to campaign for fellow party members paid for? [more inside]
posted by crawl on Mar 15, 2004 - 3 answers

Using the Internet in local political campaigns

We've seen how Internet has been used effectively in several national political campaigns. I'm wondering if this can be efficiently adapted to smaller races (city/county/state). I'm also on the lookout for any online resources that would facilitate mounting a serious campaign; advice on tactical matters, budgeting a campaign, opportunities to exploit and pitfalls to avoid, networking with like-minded individuals, novel ways to reach out to voters, etc. [more inside]
posted by RavinDave on Dec 22, 2003 - 2 answers

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