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What Republican Operatives Need to Know About Voter Canvassing

Voter Gravity

When it comes to actually turning out voters, one of the most effective campaign methods is also the oldest: door-to-door canvassing. For decades, political scientists have analyzed and debated the effectiveness of various means of campaigning, and the utility of canvassing remains one of the few undisputed conclusions reached by major scholars of the subject.

Unfortunately, canvassing requires a colossal amount of time and lots of hard work. Even worse, if it is not conducted correctly, it can be useless or even counterproductive. Time – a candidate’s own and that of volunteers – is a precious commodity of any campaign. To be effective, canvassing efforts must be properly targeted.

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  • The cost-per-vote of door-to-door canvassing
  • Why you shouldn’t take Independents at their word
  • How demographics can tell you a lot about how someone will vote
  • The strength of wedge issues to peel away voters
  • Which is more important: the message or the method?

Grab our free report on voter canvassing and redefine how you win campaigns.

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Voter Gravity in Politico: GOP data firm adds big name

Voter Gravity

A new Republican technology firm has raised $2 million in new capital and is adding a veteran political hand to its board.

Voter Gravity, a campaign technology company building out a multiplatform voter contact tool, reported the partial close funding with the Securities and Exchange Commission last week, the firm’s CEO said.

Read the rest at Politico.com: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/12/voter-gravity-matt-schlapp-100644.html#ixzz2mWiFiAVJ

Conservatives, Stop Your Whining and Start Your Campaigns

Conservatives, Stop Your Whining and Start Your Campaigns

It is easy for conservatives to look around and complain about the problems coming out of Washington DC.  Obamacare is worse than imagined, the government was shutdown for 17 days, Common Core has been forced on the states without much input, and many more unpopular policy proposals are on the horizon. But conservatives should stop complaining and should look to run for local office or find candidates to represent their values.

There are many important issues decided at the local level in Wisconsin.  Local elected officials determine the property tax bill, the safety of the community, what the kids are taught in school, and even how the area is perceived. It is easy to point the finger at the problems in Washington DC like excessive spending, but local governments spend almost $3 Trillion each year!

Read the full post on RightWisconsin.com.

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Parents Fired up for School Choice and Against Common Core

School Choice Common Core

At Heritage Action for America and American Majority Action’s Back to School Symposium on Saturday, many parents and concerned parties attended to voice their opinions on school choice and common core. They also had a chance to hear from WI Assemblyman Jeremy Thiesfeldt (R-Fond du lac) and a panel of experts: Nick Novak from The John K. MacIver Institute, Jonathan Steitz from the Heartland Institute, and Bruno Behrend from For the Good of Illinois. Attendees were very engaged and had a lively discussion at the event and on Twitter using the hashtag #schoolaction. Below is a Storify with the highlights from the Symposium. Read more here!

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State Legislators Stand up for Right to Freely Associate

Nearly 300 State Legislators Sign Statement

Nearly 300 State Legislators Sign Statement Expressing Disappointment over Senator Durbin’s Letter

Letter asserts Constitutional right for businesses, legislators to freely associate

 

Read more on ALEC.org.

Arlington, Va., (Monday, August 12, 2013)—The American Legislative Exchange Council released today a letter signed by nearly 300 state legislators from 39 states that expresses dismay over Senator Durbin’s letter inquiring into businesses and organizations’ participation in the American Legislative Exchange Council.

The letter follows a statement released Friday by the American Legislative Exchange Council expressing concern over Senator Durbin’s inquiries. The letter, sent to all members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights, can be accessed here.

The American Legislative Exchange Council is the largest nonpartisan, voluntary membership organization of state legislators in the United States. The Council is governed by state legislators who comprise the Board of Directors and is advised by the Private Enterprise Advisory Council, a group of private, foundation and think tank members. For more information about the American Legislative Exchange Council, please visit: www.alec.org.

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