Candidates

Wednesday, 23 March 2022 13:49

CRM Solutions for Political Candidates

When it comes to running your political campaign, it’s important to maintain control over your data. Realize that a conflict of interests between a political candidate and their party when it comes to data and CRM solutions. The candidate and the party share a common ‘target market’ - voters in your respective area.

This article is primarily aimed at people who are considering running for public office, but the information can be used to form any type of political committee.  For example, you don't have to be a candidate running for office, you can be a group of concerned citizens who care about a specific political issue.  

Hopefuly this article will help streamline that process because I just had to learn and jump through all of these hoops in the last 2 months.  This article will be most applicable to state-level positions but the same approach will work for county and municipal, you'll just be filing your reports with a different office, as I understand.  

Can't I run as an individual instead of forming a committee?
Yes, technically you can.  And if you take in and spend less than $250 there is a special one-page form that can save you a lot of headaches.  That "under $250" form can also be utilized by a campaign committee but I would imagine most will need to use the long form.  

  • "I think one of the things that really separates us from the high primates is that we’re tool builders. I read a study that measured the efficiency of locomotion for various species on the planet. The condor used the least energy to move a kilometer. And, humans came in with a rather unimpressive showing, about a third of the way down the list. It was not too proud a showing for the crown of creation. So, that didn’t look so good. But, then somebody at Scientific American had the insight to test the efficiency of locomotion for a man on a bicycle. And, a man on a bicycle, a human on a bicycle, blew the condor away, completely off the top of the charts.

    And that’s what a computer is to me. What a computer is to me is it’s the most remarkable tool that we’ve ever come up with, and it’s the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds.”

    ~ Steve Jobs

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