How to Win Your 1st Election (2nd Revised edition)

How to Win Your 1st Election (2nd Revised edition)

By: Susan Guber (author)Paperback

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When this book was first published in 1987, many first-time candidates unabashedly referred to it as "the Bible." Now in a new, updated edition, How to Win Your 1st Election is a step-by-step guide to the entire campaign process, from raising funds right through handling election-day jitters. Want to know where to put up signs? What to say at a candidates' forum? How to dress to make the best possible impression? Let Susan Guber, who beat out seven other candidates in her first election, show you the way. How to Win Your 1st Election is an ideal book for aspiring candidates, campaign managers, public relations consultants and students of political science and U.S. government. Written in a clear, easy-to-read style, it devotes entire chapters to topics such as hiring staff, managing the media, creating a public image, writing and delivering speeches, and campaign ethics. What's more, it's one of the few books out there that offers a full, comprehensive look at our country's unique electoral system-as seen through the eyes of an experienced insider. Susan Guber put this information to work for herself in three successful campaigns. Won't you try the same?

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Introduction Deciding to Run Getting Involved Using the Elections Department Spreading the Word Setting Up Your Campaign Headquarters Setting Your Priorities Raising the Money Hiring Staff Defining the Issues Making Speeches Finding and Using Volunteers Using Mail and the Media Using Signs Creating a Public Image Walking Door-to-Door Dealing with Candidates' Forums and Opponents Campaigning in the Schools Campaigning in the Ethnic Community Creating the Phone Bank Organizing the Poll Watchers Dealing with Emotions Handling Election Day Conclusion Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 29/04/1997
  • ISBN13: 9781574441307
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9781574441307
  • weight: 249
  • ISBN10: 1574441302
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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