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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Letter: Letter of concern made me target of electioneering

Evansville Courier & Press 14 May 2020
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Coronavirus: is electioneering to blame for Singapore’s teetering pandemic response?

South China Morning Post 05 May 2020
The tiny city state now has more confirmed cases – over… ....
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Don’t divert attention from COVID-19 fight to electioneering - Frimpong-Manso urges politicians

Graphic 02 May 2020
He reminded politicians that there would be nobody to vote for them should the electorate die from COVID-19 or if the country was not able to overcome COVID-19 ... GET CORONAVIRUS UPDATES HERE. Health facilities ... He appealed to the media to shun politicians who might want to divert the attention of the country from the COVID-19 fight to electioneering ... ....
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Dont-Divert-Attention-From-COVID-19-Fight-To-Electioneering---Frimpong-Manso-Urges-Politicians

Peace FM Online 02 May 2020
He reminded politicians that there would be nobody to vote for them should the electorate die from COVID-19 or if the country was not able to overcome COVID-19 ... Health facilities ... Advertisement ... COVID-19 ... He appealed to the media to shun politicians who might want to divert the attention of the country from the COVID-19 fight to electioneering ... ....
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Trump wants return to normalcy and electioneering as US toll crosses 60,000

The Times of India 30 Apr 2020
WASHINGTON. The deceased were in body bags stacked on top of each other in a U-haul rental truck and a tractor-trailer parked in front of a funeral home. The stench from the bodies was so strong that those living nearby called authorities to complain. Police arrived to find some of the nearly 100 bodies in various stages of decomposition ... China ... ....
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EC working group proposes cap on expenditure of political parties for electioneering

The Times of India 09 Mar 2020
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EC working group proposes cap on spending by political parties for electioneering

Business Line 09 Mar 2020
There should be a ceiling on expenditure by political parties during polls, similar to the provision for individual candidates, according to a recommendation by a working group set up by the Election Commission ... .......
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Deputies respond to complaints of electioneering outside precincts

The Oklahoman 04 Mar 2020
NORMAN — Sheriff's deputies Tuesday responded to multiple reports of electioneering outside polling places by people gathering signatures in support of State Question 805 ... It is illegal to electioneer within 300 feet of any ballot box while an election is in progress, according to Oklahoma statute....

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