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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COVID-19 curbs tightened during electioneering

The Hindu 16 Nov 2020
With the district in the election mode, the district administration has tightened the restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 during electionee .......

Poor Georgia voters must suffer furious electioneering to settle control of Senate

New York Post 15 Nov 2020
Pity the people of Georgia. Control of the US Senate next year comes down to two Jan. 5 runoff elections there — so the state is sure to be inundated with ads and “ground game” workers funded by donations from across the nation. Close to half a billion bucks worth of noise in less than two months ... One race pits Sen ... Johnny Isakson quit, against the Rev....

Electioneering ends in Gilgit-Baltistan

The News International 14 Nov 2020
ISLAMABAD. Electioneering in Gilgit-Baltistan ends at midnight on Friday as the region will go for polls on Nov 15 ... Voting would commence in 23 constituencies on November 15 ... ....

Electioneering and Propaganda in Ireland, 1917–21: The evolution of politics during tumultuous times

Irish Independent 14 Nov 2020
A century ago, Ireland was undoubtedly living through more changes than at any time since the Rebellion of 1798 and the subsequent Act of Union, if not since the plantations of the 16th and early 17th centuries ... Read More. The Dead of the Irish Revolution ... Read More. John Downing ... Electioneering and Propaganda in Ireland, 1917–21 by Elaine Callinan. / ... ....

GB electioneering

Dawn 12 Nov 2020
ELECTIONEERING in Gilgit-Baltistan is in full swing as the region prepares to go to the polls on Sunday. Nearly all of the country’s mainstream parties have hit the campaign trail hard, dispatching their top guns to the area in order to woo voters ... The PTI has said it will grant provincial status to Gilgit-Baltistan ... ....

GOP members allege electioneering in I.V.

Santa Barbara News-Press 10 Nov 2020
The polling location that was set up at Isla Vista Community Center has become the subject of criticism from a few prominent local Republicans, alleging that electioneering was allowed at the polling place on Election Day ... Electioneering examples include displays of the name of a ......

Electioneering for Nov 15 polls picks up steam as Maryam arrives in GB

Dawn 05 Nov 2020
With a little over a week remaining for the Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly elections, PML-N's Maryam Nawaz arrived in Skardu on Thursday to kick-off a seven-day election campaign ... Read ... Electioneering in the region has picked up pace with only a few days remaining for the GB Assembly election, scheduled to be held on November 15 in 24 constituencies ... ....

Live Updates: Electioneering Incidents Reported At Citrus Heights Voting Centers

CBS Sports 04 Nov 2020
4.49 p.m. . Officials have confirmed two instances of electioneering in Citrus Heights Tuesday. Both incidents ended peacefully ... A woman was reportedly telling people to take off their masks and to chant “Trump.” Because the woman was within 100 feet of the voting center, she was violating the electioneering code ... 2.39 p.m ... 11.59 a.m ... ....

Live Updates: Multiple Instances Of Electioneering Reported In Citrus Heights

CBS Sports 04 Nov 2020
Officials have confirmed multiple instances of electioneering in Citrus Heights Tuesday ... A woman was reportedly telling people to take off their masks and to chant “Trump.” Because the woman was within 100 feet of the voting center, she was violating the electioneering code....

Less electioneering at polls welcomed by both Democrats and Republicans in Iredell County

Statesville Record & Landmark 03 Nov 2020
Ben Gibson ... This year, there won't be 'the gauntlet.' ... "And every county that I've talked to that they've asked me how I'm handling the electioneering ... Many voters have already made up their minds by the time they get to the polls, but reminders of where candidates stand on issues are often the goal of electioneering at poll sites ... ....

Kamala Harris emerges as key player in electioneering of Biden campaign

The Hindu 02 Nov 2020
Kamala Harris, 57, has already scripted history by becoming the first African American and Black to become the vice presidential candidate of a major political party .......

Top Missouri election official reminds voters of laws against electioneering

News-Press Now 02 Nov 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ). Voters who head to the polls in Boone County on Tuesday can expect an Election Day unlike any other. Voters can expect to see plexiglass barriers, poll workers wearing masks, social distancing markers and plenty of hand sanitizer. One thing that will not change is the rules against electioneering at polling places ... to 7 p.m ... 2.31 ... ....

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