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Democrats rely on a ground game more than Republicans. Or maybe we do more on the ground because we're better at it. I suspect ground game tactics are appealing because their cost is lower than ...
by ericf
Comment Count 12 comments on Mon Apr 27, 2015 at 02:04 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
I'm not naming names because embarrassing candidates or campaigns isn't the point. I'm not saying this explains any results necessarily. It might make a couple percent difference which might have ...
by ericf
Comment Count 10 comments on Mon Dec 22, 2014 at 06:38 PM PST with 13 Recommends
To my friends in the Kos community- We needed a few days to recuperate from our massive GOTV effort and an intense campaign, but I didn’t want to wait any longer to say thank you. While we're ...
by SandraFluke
Comment Count 42 comments on Fri Nov 14, 2014 at 08:49 AM PST with 249 Recommends
Ads eat up a LOT of money and have a debatable effect on elections. What does work, and I don't know anyone who disagrees with this, is this simple strategy: 1) Identify the people who will vote ...
by plan9pub
Comment Count 13 comments on Mon Sep 15, 2014 at 10:25 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
An encouraging and reasonably well-researched article by Pema Levy in Newsweek last week, about Dem advances in GOP Southern strongholds . Up until recently I've been glum or lukewarm (at best) ...
by Tweedledee5
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed Jul 16, 2014 at 07:04 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
"You see the red? That's the Republicans. They're lower than us by a lot. But guess what. That line, it waves up and down, but it's pretty steady. Don't you think so? Look at our line. It looks like ...
by ericf
Comment Count 2 comments on Sat May 03, 2014 at 11:26 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
I've just written an article entitled ' The need for a permanent "ground game" ' on my blog Bluestate Georgia Here's a brief summary in case you don't want to look at the whole article: 1) We ...
by larryfeltonj
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 07:48 AM PST with 3 Recommends
I just got off a post-election volunteer conference call led by Mitch Steward with a message of thank you from the President. Mitch mentioned that though all the states haven't reported their final ...
by Roozle
Comment Count 13 comments on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 06:09 PM PST with 18 Recommends
Over the last twenty or so years I have seen the development and sophistication of political ground games and their GOTV efforts. Previous to this century it was pretty much attempt to organize ...
by RWN
Comment Count 70 comments on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 12:41 PM PST with 64 Recommends
Sporadic, Unlikely, and New Registrant (SUN) voters are the key to this and any other election in the US because the US does not have automatic registration or mandatory voting. The acronym is apt, ...
by Frank Schnittger
Comment Count 41 comments on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 04:04 AM PST with 65 Recommends
It's my 9th week on the campaign trail. Here are some photos of GOTV and the ground game in the swing states. You can see all my campaign photography from this cycle in this compendium diary .
by Brett Marty
Comment Count 11 comments on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 10:37 AM PST with 43 Recommends
I thought I might as well try it again. In 2008, I was fortunate enough to partner up with Nate Silver just as he was launching 538. I hit the road with the inimitable Sean Quinn and took the ...
by Brett Marty
Comment Count 60 comments on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 05:15 PM PST with 216 Recommends
Snipet Longtime North Carolina Democratic consultant Gary Pearce said the first lady's appearance is a good sign Obama believes North Carolina is winnable . http://www.journalnow.com/news/...
by GoogleBonhoeffer
Comment Count 109 comments on Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 07:20 PM PDT with 239 Recommends
I was reading Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight blog a few days ago, as most of us here do, and one particular comment from a reader (Obama supporter) struck me. There was a comment thread about how, ...
by newyorknewyork
Comment Count 8 comments on Sun Oct 28, 2012 at 12:47 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
Here are the latest figures out of Iowa.
by FightingRegistrar
Comment Count 20 comments on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 09:01 AM PDT with 22 Recommends
Molly Ball, journalist at The Atlantic, has written a fantastic piece comparing the excellent Obama ground game with Romney's lack thereof.
by FightingRegistrar
Comment Count 32 comments on Wed Oct 24, 2012 at 12:11 PM PDT with 41 Recommends
Its quite refreshing to read original reporting in the media and an honest attempt to assess campaigns independently. Most of the media reports regarding ground game are parroting the campaign ...
by sisyphusrocks
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Oct 24, 2012 at 11:21 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
Here are the latest figures out of Iowa.
by FightingRegistrar
Comment Count 24 comments on Mon Oct 22, 2012 at 08:32 AM PDT with 21 Recommends
So the current media narrative is "Will Obama hold on to Ohio?! It's moving closer and closer to Romney." I wanted to see how much of a buffer the President actually has, so I headed over the RCP ...
by NCLurker
Comment Count 15 comments on Thu Oct 18, 2012 at 03:15 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
I just donated another $35 recently and will donate one more time before the election for a total of four times. Can anyone out there muster up some more cash for Obama's campaign?
by FightingRegistrar
Comment Count 15 comments on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 05:18 PM PDT with 12 Recommends