Political campaign

A political campaign is an organized effort which seeks to influence the decision making process within a specific group. In democracies, political campaigns often refer to electoral campaigns, wherein representatives are chosen or referendums are decided. In modern politics, the most high profile political campaigns are focused on general elections and candidates for head of state or head of government, often a president or prime minister.

Campaign message

The message of the campaign contains the ideas that the candidate wants to share with the voters. It is to get those who agree with their ideas to support them when running for a political position. The message often consists of several talking points about policy issues. The points summarize the main ideas of the campaign and are repeated frequently in order to create a lasting impression with the voters. In many elections, the opposition party will try to get the candidate "off message" by bringing up policy or personal questions that are not related to the talking points. Most campaigns prefer to keep the message broad in order to attract the most potential voters. A message that is too narrow can alienate voters or slow the candidate down with explaining details. For example, in the 2008 American presidential election John McCain originally used a message that focused on his patriotism and political experience: "Country First"; later the message was changed to shift attention to his role as "The Original Maverick" within the political establishment. Barack Obama ran on a consistent, simple message of "change" throughout his campaign. However, even if the message is crafted carefully, it does not assure the candidate a victory at the polls. For a winning candidate, the message is refined and then becomes his or her in office.

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COMMENT | Sarawak polls: Silly electioneering among the opposition

Malaysia Kini 29 Nov 2021
PSB seems to be in the limelight more than the others. ....

Kyrgyzstan: Uzbek-language electioneering fuels tensions

EurasiaNet 22 Nov 2021
With a large chunk of the population in the southern Kyrgyzstan city of Osh being represented by the ethnic Uzbek community, disseminating at least some advertising material in Uzbek ahead of this month’s parliamentary elections feels like politics 101 ...We live in Kyrgyzstan. The core ethnic community in this country are the Kyrgyz ... ....

Congress increases its electioneering tempo in Himachal

The Hindu 19 Nov 2021
Party is leaving nothing to chance ahead of the Assembly election .......

Alamance County elections chair cleared from "electioneering" allegations

Marietta Daily Journal 18 Nov 2021
Nov. 17—Four members of the Alamance County Board of Elections denied a request to stage a new election for the Green Level Town Council and a claim the board's chair improperly advocated for a write-in candidate. The board's chair, Dorothy ... ....

Electioneering questions persist in North Idaho after poll worker handed out CRT Information

Idaho State Journal 12 Nov 2021
COEUR D’ALENE (AP) — A northern Idaho poll worker illegally handed out critical race theory information to voters on election day earlier this month, a former school board member said ... ....

Electioneering questions persist in northern Idaho

The Tribune San Luis Obispo 11 Nov 2021
A northern Idaho poll worker illegally handed out critical race theory information to voters on election day earlier this month, a former school board member said. Kootenai County Clerk Jim ... ....

Inter-Party Committee Task Party Leaders, Supporters to Adhere to Highest Standards of Electioneering, Promote Peace

Foroyaa 10 Nov 2021
By Ndey Sowe. The Inter-Party Committee (IPC) has tasked all political parties, their candidates and supporters, to adhere to the highest standards of electioneering, and to promote peaceful election campaigns in the run up to December 4th presidential elections ... According to Mr ... According to Mr ... Nyassi said ... .......

Judge to hear complaint vs Atlantic City GOP candidates re illegal electioneering

Atlantic City 29 Oct 2021
The Atlantic County Democrats asked a Superior Court Judge on Thursday to stop what they allege is illegal electioneering by two Republican candidates for Atlantic City City Council ... "We have no need to electioneer, because we are going to win," Diullo-Jusino said Friday ... State law bans any electioneering within 100 feet of a polling site....

Judge hears complaint vs. Atlantic City GOP candidates about illegal electioneering

Atlantic City 29 Oct 2021
An Atlantic County Superior Court judge issued an order Friday telling all candidates to behave around early voting and regular polling sites, after hearing a complaint about illegal electioneering ... State law bans any electioneering within 100 feet of a polling site....

Bihar: Electioneering gathers pace in 2 assembly seats

The Times of India 24 Oct 2021
PATNA. With just five days of campaigning left before the polling on October 30, the electioneering for the byelection in Tarapur and Kusheshwar Asthan assembly has gathered pace ... Nitish’s silence and distance from the actual electoral field is understandable as he has delegated the electioneering part to his party’s top brass ... Start a Conversation. ....

ANC, EFF take electioneering to the DA's turf – the Western Cape

Eye Witness News 21 Oct 2021
The DA is in control of Cape Town, and while it has seen growth in local government support election on election, it's also delivered less than desirable results in recent by-elections ... ....

It's Not Just Kamala: Multiple Dems Involved in Questionable Electioneering Actions

Bitchute 18 Oct 2021
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Editorial: DA’s divisive posters were a calculated decision — which has backfired

Mail Guardian South Africa 07 Oct 2021
It’s a thin line — a hairline fracture, if you will — that space between being righteous and self-righteous. And the Democratic Alliance charged over it this week like a starlet sprinting towards a reality TV slot ... To be clear, there were also a small number of Indian residents killed, allegedly at the hands of black looters ... Subscribe for R500/year....