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  •  NYC-Mayor: de Blasio strategy (2+ / 0-)
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    libertyjusticemercy, Gygaxian

    I remember reading here that Bill de Blasio didn't use campaign mailers at all and relied almost exclusively on a couple of TV ads.

    That is the ultimate high-risk, high-reward campaign strategy. If whatever ads a candidate using that strategy runs are very effective, a candidate could easily win control of the media narrative, which is often enough to win. However, if the ads ring hollow with voters or are otherwise ineffective, it's game over right there.

    My parents made me a Democrat. Scott Walker made me a progressive.

    by DownstateDemocrat on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 08:21:45 AM PDT

    •  If there's one overriding (3+ / 0-)

      issue to electrify the voters, as there was with BDB and the aggressive use of stop and frisk, it makes sense as a strategy. If not, then perhaps the more traditional forms of advertising are best.

      "At this point, if the president came out in favor of breathing, [Republican leaders would] tell their caucus members to hold their breaths."--Jared Bernstein

      by bjssp on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 08:32:12 AM PDT

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    •  Woulda made me more favorably disposed (0+ / 0-)

      Junk mail is a major irritant.

      •  Campaign mailers (0+ / 0-)

        Every time I receive mailers for races here in Illinois, I usually read them briefly before throwing them away. I wouldn't consider them to be "junk mail", but a lot of people do.

        My parents made me a Democrat. Scott Walker made me a progressive.

        by DownstateDemocrat on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 04:14:39 PM PDT

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    •  De Blasio was a longshot (3+ / 0-)
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      DownstateDemocrat, geoneb, JBraden

      and was considered an also ran candidate by most of the media.  He was far behind Quinn, Weiner, and Thompson.  So he had to take some bold risks, and did.

      It sort of reminded me of a little known longshot candidate in Illinois in 2003 who took a gamble by speaking out against the then uber popular war in Iraq...

      •  Or a certain longshot candidate from Middleton, WI (1+ / 0-)
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        JBraden

        ...who ran funny TV ads and railed against negative campaigning by two Democratic primary challengers, one of which was a well-connected politician and the other of which was a self-funding businessperson, in a U.S. Senate race in 1992.

        My parents made me a Democrat. Scott Walker made me a progressive.

        by DownstateDemocrat on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 09:40:03 PM PDT

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