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Developing Your Campaign Website

By Dwight Patel | July 11, 2021

Do’s and Don’ts for your Campaign Website Your campaign website is more than a virtual billboard for your campaign.  Remember that you don’t want to pay too much, nor do you want to rely on a consultant who builds site using a technology that not even Bill Gates or Steve Jobs could figure out.  Beware…

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Campaign Leadership Team

By Dwight Patel | March 25, 2021

Campaign Leadership Team Let’s say you just decided to run for public office.  Congratulations, you just took the first step to the road to becoming a candidate!  Now you need to find a GOOD campaign treasurer.  I covered the basics of searching for a “A Good Campaign Treasurer” So I will do a brief recap,…

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In Search of… A GOOD Campaign Treasurer

In Search of… A GOOD Campaign Treasurer

By Dwight Patel | March 16, 2021

In Search of… A GOOD Campaign Treasurer Every political committee must designate a treasurer before it can accept contributions or make expenditures. The committee must designate a treasurer on the Statement of Organization. Treasurers must ensure committee reports and statements are complete, accurate and timely. This is a significant responsibility-if there’s an enforcement action against…

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Thinking About Running, Here’s What to do now

By Dwight Patel | March 2, 2021

In 2022, elections for the Maryland State House, US Congress and County Councilmanic districts will all change. The District you ran in 2018 may not be the same district. How is a candidate to plan to run when lines haven’t been drawn? Well, for a good majority your district will at least change slightly.
With that said, there is nothing preventing you from working on the nuts and bolts of politics. There are several things you can do before you know your district lines.

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Off and Running!!!

By Dwight Patel | November 7, 2019

Candidates, if you haven’t filed yet, the filing deadline in Maryland is February 27, 2018 at 9 p.m. if you’re planning to run for office in November 2018.  You can get started by going to the MD Board of Elections to begin your paperwork. For those of you who have already filed, here’s what you need to…

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MORE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

By Dwight Patel | November 7, 2019

Facebook The use of social media in politics including Twitter, Facebook and YouTube has dramatically changed the way campaigns are run and how Americans interact with their elected officials. The prevalence of social media in politics has made elected officials and candidates for public office more accountable and accessible to voters. Plus, the ability to…

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Let’s Take a Look Back at 2017

By Dwight Patel | November 7, 2019

Now that 2017 is in the rear view mirror, let’s take a look back and examine some of the things you should have done by this time: Should have identified the office you are planning to run for, or at least narrowed it down to possible offices. If you haven’t done so, you really need…

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KEEPING AN EYE ON FUNDRAISING

By Dwight Patel | November 7, 2019

It is July – You’ve gotten past the primary elections, you’re knocking on doors, you’re telling yourself you are doing great . . . However, you may have neglected fundraising.  It is very important that you focus on fundraising now, and I recommend that you utilize all of the methods that I mention below. First,…

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IT’S NOT OVER EVEN AFTER IT’S OVER

By Dwight Patel | November 7, 2019

Okay, Election Day has come and gone. For many of you who ran, the results weren’t what you had hoped for. However, to quote Sean Hannity, “…Don’t let your heart be troubled…” over your loss.  You are in very good company.  Presidents Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, Governor Spiro Agnew, Governor Hogan and countless…

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