Running for office? Perfect the art of the ask

Sep 25, 2018
It takes money to run a campaign and first-time candidates have to learn how to ask for it.
Campaign stickers, buttons and other materials for first-time Democratic congressional candidate Vangie Williams. Williams is a first-time candidate running in Virginia's first congressional district. One of the many things first-time candidates have to learn is how to ask for money.
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Trump on infrastructure: Did he keep his promises?

Feb 7, 2018
In his Contract With the American Voter, he pledged to spur $1 trillion in investments for projects around the country.
As a candidate, Donald Trump promised he'd bring change to Washington in his first 100 days in office.
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Election year polls aren't just about the numbers

Nov 2, 2016
An election can provide advertising for lesser known universities and businesses.
The race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has been tightening in crucial swing states as November 8 approaches
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In Florida, it’s all about the ground game to get out the vote

Nov 1, 2016
Trump voters in Florida are enthusiastic, but the Clinton campaign is ahead in get-out-the-vote resources.
People cast their votes at an early voting center for the general election on Monday in Miami, Florida.
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Trump’s latest hot property: his campaign database

Oct 27, 2016
All candidates gather data, but Trump has people who've never donated to the GOP before.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks before introducing his newly selected vice presidential running mate Mike Pence, governor of Indiana, during an event at the Hilton Midtown Hotel in New York City. 

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The hardest campaign job you don’t get paid for

Oct 27, 2016
Surrogates often end up doing candidates’ dirty work.
Pastor John Burns, an Evangelical Christian televangelist and surrogate for the presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, speaks at a campaign rally in Anaheim, California. 


Take Tuesday: The campaign to make Election Day a work holiday

Aug 23, 2016
A campaign is trying to increase voter turnout by pushing companies to give their employees the day off to vote.
In many other countries, elections happen on the weekends.
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Full interview: CloudFlare's CEO on TOR and politics

Apr 29, 2016
Matthew Prince of CloudFlare discusses his company's dust-up with the TOR Project.
Matthew Prince of CloudFlare speaks onstage during day two of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2015 at Pier 70 on September 22, 2015 in San Francisco, California.
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Candidates grow their operations, and fast

Feb 29, 2016
The process is similar to trying to suddenly scale a business.

When campaigning, boots are cheaper than ads

Feb 8, 2016
The campaign ground game is cheap, but tough. Candidates skip it at their peril.
A volunteer carries a campaign sign supporting Republican presidential candiate Donald Trump as he leaves the Newmarket Trump campaign headquarters on February 8, 2016 in New Hampshire. 
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