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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EndSARS: PDP suspends political, electioneering activities

Business Day Online 23 Oct 2020
A day after directing its flag to be flown at half mast, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has decided to put all its political and electioneering activities on hold ... INEC had earlier scheduled bye elections in six senatorial districts and nine state constituencies in 11 states for October 31....

Bihar polls: EC reiterates need to maintaining crowd discipline during electioneering

The Times of India 21 Oct 2020
... in ensuring adherence to Covid-19 safety norms while campaigning for Bihar polls and other bypolls, reiterated its October 9 instructions asking parties and candidates to maintain crowd discipline and advised them to demonstrate utmost vigil and care during electioneering....

Bihar polls: EC reiterates need to maintain crowd discipline during electioneering

The Times of India 21 Oct 2020
The poll body reiterated its October 9 instructions asking parties and candidates to maintain crowd discipline and advised them to demonstrate utmost vigil and care during electioneering....

Pharr Keeps Citizens Safe During Voting with New Electioneering Ordinance

Texas Border Business 20 Oct 2020
Pharr, Texas – Earlier this month, the City of Pharr passed Ordinance O-2020-37 regulating electioneering in city-owned or city-controlled property in order to help keep citizens and the community stay safe during voting ... Electioneering designated area at the Jose “PepeSalinas Civic Center....

JD(U) Candidate Gives Birth To Baby Amid Electioneering

NDTV 18 Oct 2020
In the midst of electioneering, the JD(U) candidate from Jagdishpur assembly seat Sushumlata Kushwaha delivered a baby girl, drawing rich praise from Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday ... ....

Bihar: Electioneering goes musical with Bhojpuri rap

The Times of India 18 Oct 2020
As Bihar braces for the 2020 electoral battle, Bhojpuri rap songs have become an instant hit in the state. With a significant Bhojpuri speaking population, these songs with innovative lyrics are being used extensively not just to reach out to the electorate but also to target the political opponents ... Bajpayee also gave his voice to the rap ... Download ... ....

Bihar polls: Rahul to join electioneering from Oct 23, may share dais with Teja...

Hindustan Times 17 Oct 2020
So far, six rallies have been planned for Gandhi as part of the party’s election campaign in Bihar .......

Blackburn: Electioneering news release meant to inform; election commission members support judge’s decision

TDT News 16 Oct 2020
Bell County Judge David Blackburn says he is opposed to electioneering — and issued a news release Wednesday to address the topic after reports surfaced from a Killeen polling site ... “If someone believes that electioneering is occurring, please notify an election official at the site.” ... “I will certainly go on record as opposed to electioneering.”....

Letter: Electioneering

The Daily Astorian 15 Oct 2020
The Tillamook County sheriff sent me a letter electioneering for a ......

Hefner gives reminder about ‘electioneering’

The Schulenburg Sticker 14 Oct 2020
Hefner gives reminder about ‘electioneeringNews Staff Tue, 10/13/2020 - 20.51 .......

Federal judge tosses challenge to Kansas electioneering law

The Kansan 08 Oct 2020
A federal judge dismissed Wednesday a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of state law ......

Challengers, Observers and Electioneering: the History and Rules of U.S. Poll Watching

US News 07 Oct 2020
By Joseph Tanfani and Jarrett RenshawWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans are mobilizing thousands of supporters to monitor early voting sites and... ....

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