2. MAKE LIST OF EVERYONE YOU EXPECT TO HELP YOU:
3. REACH OUT TO THE LEADERS OF YOUR POLITICAL PARTY AND ASK FOR THEIR ADVICE, GUIDANCE, AND SUPPORT.
4. BE FAMILIAR NOW, WITH THE FORMS, SIGNATURE REQUIREMENTS AND DEADLINES FOR NOMINATING PETITIONS. AND CAMPAIGN FINANCE FORMS YOU WILL NEED NEXT FEBRUARY.
5. Look Up Vote Results and Campaign Finance Reports For Previous Five Years.
6. Party leaders cannot nominate you. Only voters who "affiliated" with your Party in the June 8, 2023 Primary Election can do that. However, party leaders give their candidates big advantages in that election.
7. Although state law gives the Party Chairman power to award the “Party Column” or “Party Row” to the candidates he or she chooses, Democrats and Republicans in most counties use a “County Convention” during March, just before nominating petitions for the Primary Election are due.
8. Although Party leaders can usually get their preferred candidates nominated in a Primary Election, they usually need the help of "outsiders" to win in November.
9. If you plan to run as an “insurgent” in the Primary against the choice of Party leaders, you need to prepare for that now--not after the March convention.
10. Decide as early as possible whether to run a mostly “retail” campaign or a mostly “wholesale” campaign.
11. Suggestions on hiring campaign professionals.
12. BASICS ON TALKING TO REPORTERS:
13. BASICS ON SOCIAL MEDIA.
IF YOU MISSED THE FIRST SEMINAR ON OCTOBER 14 AT THE GALLOWAY, NJ LIBRARY, THE OUTLINE NOTES FROM FIRST SESSION ARE POSTED AT END OF THE OUTLINE NOTES FOR THIS SESSION.
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