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Polling in a New Era of Polling for Local Campaigns

Polling in a New Era of Polling for Local Campaigns By: Dave Fako, President and Senior Strategist, Fako Research & Strategies, @FakoResearch www.fakoresearch.com  We all saw what happened in the 2016 elections.  Numerous publicly available polls and most polling aggregators were predicting a win for Hillary Clinton, some estimating a large electoral college victory.  [...]

Southland Friends of Labor – Labor Friendly Political Training Recap

Southland Friends of Labor – Labor Friendly Political Training Recap By Wei Luo, @DuPage_Dems On June 24, I joined fellow Democrats for a labor friendly political training workshop in Chicago Heights. Having recently returned to the greater Chicago area after graduating from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, I was looking for ways to [...]

Running a successful rural field operation

Running a Successful Rural Field Operation by Nolan Drea, Illinois Senate Democratic Victory Fund, @ISDVF No matter what office you are running for, a strong field operation can be the difference between tears of joy and tears of sadness on election night. Running a successful field operation is difficult in any environment, but there [...]

Leveraging Emerging Outreach Technology

Leveraging Emerging Outreach Technology By Ben Head, Political Director, Schakowsky for Congress, @RepSchakowsky It has been repeatedly demonstrated, through a variety of disciplines, that the most effective way to reach voters is to have real conversations with them.  Large-scale direct voter contact programs can, however, be difficult to implement and maintain. Exciting data management [...]

IDCCA & National Democratic Training Committee 2017 Candidate Boot Camp

IDCCA / National Democratic Training Committee 2017 Candidate Boot Camp Friday May 19th – Sunday May 21st @ILDCCA @TrainDems The Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association is partnering with the National Democratic Training Committee to host our first ever Candidate Boot Camp! This three-day training will take place on Friday, May 19th through Sunday, May [...]

Social Media: The good, the bad and the ugly

Social Media: The good, the bad and the ugly by Ron Holmes, Founding Principal at Ron Holmes Consulting LLC @RonHolmesIL The conversations that once took place at kitchen tables across this country are now taking place on social media platforms with global reach. Sports enthusiasts no longer have to wait for the evening edition [...]

Campaigning in the Time of Trump

Campaigning in the Time of Trump: Three Steps Every Campaign and Local Party Need to Follow to Capitalize on Trump by Kelly Dietrich, National Democratic Training Committee, @TrainDems TrainDemocrats.org The current mood of the country and within the Democratic Party is a mix of fear, frustration and a big desire to do “something.” It [...]

IDCCA 2017 Training Plan

IDCCA 2017 Training Plan by IDCCA Executive Director Dan Kovats @ILDCCA @dankovats Part of the long-term plans of the IDCCA is that there are no longer any off years. We are planning extensive training statewide starting this month. We will be focusing on two main areas of training. Precinct Committeemen Training and Votebuilder Administrator Training. [...]

What Can Candidates Do Over the Holidays

What Can Candidates Do Over the Holidays by National Democratic Training Committee, @TrainDems The holidays are almost here and nearly every campaign wonders what to do while voters are focused more on family and not politics. Rather than hibernating for several weeks, campaigns have an excellent opportunity to build relationships and do some good in [...]

County Party Mailer Examples

Several County Parties have asked for different examples for County Party mailers. These are two examples of those mailers. The first is a longer newspaper style mailer from Knox County. The second is a one page design from from Henry County. As the IDCCA gets more examples we will post them to this page. Knox [...]