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If you’re even thinking about running for political office, you’ve probably already heard of political action committees (PACs). PACs are groups organized to support political candidates by making contributions to their campaigns. These PACs raise money from their membership for the specific purpose of getting people elected who agree with them on one or several specific issues. So, how do you get your share of the political money from PACs? Well, I’m going to give you five tips to ensure that you receive the maximum number of contributions from PACs in the shortest amount of time.
Complete every questionnaire. Once you announce your campaign, you will begin receiving questionnaires from PACs. Quickly identify PACs that are in line with your platform, complete their questionnaire, and mail it back. Time is of the essence because many PACs have deadlines for receipt of their questionnaire. Be sure to complete your own PAC research so as not to rely solely on receiving the surveys in the mail. You can find a complete list of PACs at my blog, www.spatterblog.com. If you discover a PAC that shares your platform but you have not received a survey from them, call and request the survey.campaign issue, national rifle association, PACs, party nomination, political action committees, political campaign, political candidates, political money, time is of the essence, wasting your time
Political candidates need three main categories of printed items to run for office-a name identification piece, an informational piece and a handout piece. The name ID piece is typically their yard sign, which has become the number one way to let voters know they are running. The informational piece is taken care of with a brochure, post card or palm card, maybe a combination of these. This piece offers bio information and a candidate’s issues. The piece with the most options, and can cause the greatest stress on a candidate, is the handout piece.
A handout piece is a “goodie” that is given to potential voters during neighborhood door knocking, parades or county fairs. Choosing a handout piece can be tricky in a number of ways. A candidate doesn’t want to spend too much money on a knick-knack. But, the handout has to be both functional and visible. Voters will either use the handout or throw it away. If it is thrown away, it loses its visibility factor.bio information, county fairs, informational piece, knick knack, notepads, perfect combination, political candidates, stadium cups, sticky note, visibility factor