Turning voters into votes: Campaign’s ultimate test lies in ability to get backers to the polls

Turning voters into votes: Campaign’s ultimate test lies in ability to get backers to the polls

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in Making of a Candidate on August 26, 2010 | No Comments

Once the mailers have been sent out, posters posted, ads purchased and volunteers enlisted, the focus for campaigners shifts from getting a candidate’s name out there to actually getting voters into the polling booths. “Getting out the vote” becomes the mantra as an election approaches, and a good campaigner knows that no matter how many hands a candidate shakes, how many times he or she speaks in public, how much money is spent on advertising, it all comes down to Election Day.

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Making of a Candidate: Shoe leather for signatures

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in Making of a Candidate on July 15, 2010 | No Comments

As the petitioning period for the 2010 city election comes to a close, voters will soon learn whether the sizable investments candidates have made on this critical step have paid off.

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So you want to run for office? Join the club

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in Making of a Candidate on June 16, 2010 | No Comments

Paying dues is the key to making it onto the northeast Queens political map, Democrat and Republican political operatives say, unless a potential candidate has serious money and connections.