Nuts & Bolts: Inside a Democratic campaign—major races below the state house and federal levels


It’s another Saturday, so for those who tune in, welcome to a diary discussing the Nuts & Bolts of a Democratic Campaign. If you’ve missed out, you can catch up anytime: Just visit our group or follow Nuts & Bolts Guide.

For those that have followed this year, you know that we have been talking about recruiting candidates for races for your locally elected positions. These include mayors, county officials, school board members, district attorneys, and more.

This week, we’re going to talk about how little can be big. Mayoral races around the country, both in big cities and in small townships, can be major shakers in how we set public policy. Races such as that for mayor of Phoenix can certainly attract attention because of the size of the city, but the race for mayor of a smaller township can also be a major one.

Before we get into races for city and county offices, this week we’re going to talk about how to run a large campaign in what some may think of as a small race.

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