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Web-based Software in the Political World

Benjamin A. Katz

Since the early days of professional campaign management, political operatives have been interested in data management -- tracking voters, donors and opinion leaders have been key to a successful campaign.  Early data management technology generally consisted of an alphabetized set of index cards.  Over the past 10 years, the tools available to campaigns have dramatically improved in utility, easy of use and accessibility.  Most recently, the rise of web-based software has revolutionized the campaign world, creating a fundamental shift in the way entire campaigns are run. No lon

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FEC Reporting Made Easy (or at least easier), Part II

Benjamin A. Katz

While good campaign management software can make it easier to file FEC reports (see part I of my article ), there are some things you should do regardless of how good your software is. 

A few simple checks will help keep you out of trouble and avoid the need to file amendments of FEC reports.

1. Read the manual.

The Federal Election Commission offers easy to read guides for political committees of all types:

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The Evolving Business of Political Consulting

Raymond D. Strother

There have been political consultants since the advent of democracies but the modern era evolved in a rush after Richard Nixon lost a debate to John Kennedy because of his perceived bad appearance on television.  Television sets had become a looming presence in the corner and people began to get their political information from a collection of scan lines.  

Insecure candidates realized that a firm handshake and a microphone on the courthouse steps were not substitutes for a carefully crafted television commercial. Campaigns were about to be brought into li

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Budgeting Your Campaign the Right Way: Building a Business to Go Out of Business

Marty Stone

The budget is the least glamorous, yet most important part of any campaign.  We hear constantly about who’s raised how much but we rarely hear about fundraising’s mirror image – who’s spent how much on what? 

How many times have we seen candidates with fat war chests lose unexpectedly? Sure, the candidate with the most money wins most of the time, but not every time. 

Most of the time when an under funded candidate pulls off an upset, it is not only because that underdog had a better message but also because that candidate spent his or her money more wisely.  As m

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Why Newspapers?

Tom Edmonds

Ten Reasons Why Newspapers Deliver for Political Campaigns 

There was a time when political and issue campaigns could buy 1,000 gross rating points per week of television advertising and be done with it.  But today’s political climate is different.  With so many choices for news and information, reaching voters with your message is becoming more and more challenging.  A diversified marketplace of ideas demands a targeted mix of media to get your message across efficiently and effectively.  Of course, for many campaigns, televisi

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