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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Electioneering yet to gain momentum in Khyber

Dawn 03 Jul 2019
LANDI KOTAL. The election campaign for three provincial assembly seats in Khyber district has yet to pick up momentum not only because of candidates’ apprehensions about possible delay in holding of polls, but also voters’ lack of trust in majority of the contestants ... Candidates not sure about holding of polls according to schedule ... ....

Early electioneering? Where the party leaders are visiting on Canada Day

CTV 01 Jul 2019
On the last Canada Day before the next election, the main federal party leaders are making campaign-style stops, and where they are visiting may offer early indications of where the various parties look to make gains, or hold on to seats ... ....

BONOKOSKI: With Canada Day, came the crimp in electioneering spending

Toronto Sun 01 Jul 2019
No majority government,  least of all the ethically-sketchy Trudeau Liberals, would pass a law restricting election campaign spending unless there was a fix in the mix ... But it’s a big deal in the political backrooms ... But here’s the thing. Up until the writ actually drops for the Oct ... The other parties, meanwhile, have to suck and blow....

Complaint alleges illegal electioneering, poll access in East Chicago

The Indiana Times 19 Jun 2019
CROWN POINT — The Lake County Board of Elections is looking into allegations of illegal electioneering and improper access to a polling place in East Chicago during last month’s primary election ... ....

Bitcoin (BTC) Halving In An Electioneering Year, Is LTC Pacesetting?

BitRSS 12 Jun 2019
Bitcoin (BTC) adds 6.1 percent Ahead of next year’s halving, BTC is likely to inch higher Tone Vays, a Bitcoin supporter and a former Financial Analyst at JP Morgan, is edgy of the current uptrend. BTC is ranging, and prices aren’t steady above $8,0 ... ....

MMDCEs, Assembly Members Lauded for Peaceful Electioneering Processes for PMs

All Africa 31 May 2019
The President of the National Association of Local Government Authorities (NALAG), Felix Nii Annang-La, has lauded all assembly members and metropolitan, municipal and district chief executives (MMDCEs) for their show of character that ensured a peaceful electioneering process for newly created regions .......

Court denies preliminary injunction in challenge to electioneering communications requirements (D.D.C. 19-1021)

Public Technologies 28 May 2019
District Court for the District of Columbia denied a motion by Leigh Brown and Leigh Brown & Associates (plaintiffs) for a preliminary injunction to prevent the Commission from enforcing the application of electioneering communications disclaimer and disclosure requirements to plaintiffs' business advertisements....

Commentary: Is there anything admirable about this present form of electioneering?

The Salt Lake Tribune 23 May 2019
The silly season is once again upon us ... In the April 14, 2017, edition of The Washington Post, analyst Christopher Ingraham stated ... ... 1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ... Is there anything admirable about this present form of electioneering? ... Does any other advanced democratic republic have a similarly costly, time-consuming and, to my mind, ludicrous mode of electioneering? ... ....

West Genesee voter ‘stunned’ by electioneering on school grounds (Your letters)

The Post-Standard 22 May 2019
As a new resident to the West Genesee School District, I was stunned to see such shameless electioneering by two school board candidates Tuesday right in the bus loop at West Genesee High School ... I am aware that electioneering cannot occur within a 100-foot radius of the ......

On the canvass – An Irishwoman’s Diary on the perils of electioneering

The Irish Times 20 May 2019
Dogs. There are an awful lot of them out there. It’s something you don’t really notice until you find yourself standing at an unanswered door, with a leaflet in your hand, and there is a dog the size of a small pony growling at you through the glass panel on the side ... Me. Letterbox. Letterbox. Me ... Well, there are nights when they certainly seem to ...  ....

Electioneering comes to an end at Ottapidaaram

The Hindu 17 May 2019
After electioneering by Chief Minister Edappadi K ... As electioneering ended on Friday, AMMK candidate and former MLA Sundararaj wound-up his electioneering at Siluvaipatti on Thoothukudi outskirts while AIADMK’s P ... Nehru and others wound-up the electioneering at Ramdas Nagar under Maappillaiyoorani panchayat near Thoothukudi....

Tejashwi Yadav taunts Nitish Kumar for not coming out with JD(U) manifesto till last day of electioneering

The Times of India 17 May 2019
As electioneering for the last and seventh phase of Lok Sabha election comes to end, RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav on Friday once again taunted JD(U) president Nitish Kumar for not coming out with his party’s manifesto till the last day of electioneering ... the electioneering....

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