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California Examines Ban on Cryptocurrency Donations for Political Campaigns

Since 2018, the state of California has banned all political donations of cryptocurrencies, citing fears of foreign policy interference and the possibility of using digital assets to circumvent campaign contribution limits. However, that could change next week as the state’s Fair Political Practices Commission decides on Thursday whether or not to change the regulations. Groups […]

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Councilors and mayoral candidates have spent a lot of money campaigning for council seats

Breadcrumb Links News Local News Mayoral candidates Mike Allen, Sandy Bowman and Verna Murphy participate in the first mayoral debate for the 2021 municipal elections. Photos by Vincent McDermott/Fort McMurray Today/Postmedia Network and image courtesy of Verna Murphy Content of the article Mayor Sandy Bowman has spent and raised more funds than the combined campaigns […]

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Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese continue their campaigns; the pension policy for first-time homebuyers criticized by Labour; Michael Sukkar defends the housing policy of the Coalition; Albanian flags universal childcare, paid parental leave, COVID royal commission

Labor leader Anthony Albanese’s press conference is now over. But before giving up, he was asked about the AUKUS deal and, in particular, Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s stunt against Labor deputy leader Richard Marles. First, a quick recap: This round of questions is about the report in this masthead over the weekend that the Biden […]

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Politicians are turning to crypto to fund their political campaigns

At PBRG, we are generally not concerned with politics or election results… But as we head into this year’s midterm elections, we have noticed several politicians owning or turning to crypto as a source of funding…a positive sign for the future of bitcoin and crypto. For example, in the recent primary elections in Ohio, pro-crypto […]

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Genius Monkey Political Campaigns Record 78% Win Rate Over Last 4 Election Cycles

Genius Monkey has a 78% win rate over the last 4 election cycles. Here are more features you get with Genius Monkey that you can’t with other programmatic providers: Political targeting: political leanings Likely voters Social groups concerned Media consumption targeting, which determines whether a user is part of a political affiliation and/or has special […]

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Nigerian Ministers’ Political Campaigns Spark Legal Debate Global Voices Français

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the ruling party’s campaign rally on January 16, 2015. Image by Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0). Nigeria’s Deputy Minister of Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, publicly announced on April 27 that he intended to add his candidacy to the race for Nigeria’s presidential election. Four […]

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TMG warns against using state resources for political campaigns

The Transition Monitoring Group has warned against the use of state resources by public office holders for campaigns and other political party activities. In a statement on Saturday, TMG Chairman Auwal Musa Rafsanjani, who is also the executive director of the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, noted that the use of taxpayer funds and the […]

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What a relief! Political campaigns end at midnight – Manila Bulletin

At 12:01 a.m. sharp, May 8, 2022, all forms and semblance of campaigning must cease. Today’s snoozing of various candidates for national and local office is also due to end at that time, formally concluding the 150-day election period that began on January 9. How time flies ! And what a ride it has been. […]

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FEO monitors political campaigns – FBC News

Political parties must ensure that they follow the law when campaigning and publishing online. Election Supervisor Mohammed Saneem said the Fijian Electoral Office monitors politicians’ statements at campaign rallies or pocket meetings. Social media posts and comments from party supporters are also in the spotlight. The article continues after the ad Saneem says political parties […]

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Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese continue their campaigns; Malcolm Turnbull Encourages Voters to Support Independents; PM rejects minimum wage hike; Labor accuses Liberals of stealing education policy

A Victorian Liberal candidate has been referred to the Australian Federal Police after admitting he lived at an address 20 kilometers from where he told the Australian Election Commission he resided. Victorian political journalist Paul Sakkal revealed that Robbie Beaton, candidate for the Labor seat of Isaacs, listed his voting address as a pub in […]

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Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese continue their campaigns across Australia; RBA Interest Rate Hikes Create Mortgage Pressures; Josh Frydenberg, Jim Chalmers debate held at National Press club; John Howard warns Liberal Party against teal independents

Along with more aggressive tactics to tackle climate change, pushing for a national anti-corruption commission has been another central part of the Climate 200 independents’ campaign to lure voters away from the incumbents. The creation of a commission was a key promise of the Morrison government during the 2019 election campaign, but there is still […]

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Conservative Election Candidates Lead Use of Facebook Ads for Campaigns Against Low-Traffic Neighborhoods and Clean Air Zones

Politicians contesting local elections this week in 21 constituencies are pledging to oppose plans to tackle air pollution. The Guardian The newspaper published an analysis of Facebook’s advertising library ahead of local elections in England and Wales on Thursday May 5, revealing a number of hopeful politicians who are running campaigns based on policies such […]

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Compton Teacher’s Association spends over $200,000 on political campaigns

Do members know how their union dues are spent? Compton – Compton Education Association (CEA), represents teachers in Compton who have made no secret of their dislike of certain members of the school board and their spending on political campaigns reflects this. In the most recent elections, CEA invested heavily in lesser-known, hand-picked candidates with […]

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Police Ban Political Campaigns in Gombe, Kwara Prayer Places | The Guardian Nigeria News

Decorates 317 new inspectorsPolice Commands in Gombe and Kwara States have warned politicians and their supporters against turning places of worship into political gatherings, reminding them that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has not lifted the ban on campaigns. While decorating 317 newly promoted inspectors at the Gombe Officers’ Mess yesterday, Commissioner of Police […]

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Kwara Police Ban Political Campaigns at Eid Prayer Places

Police banned political campaigning, detained political gladiators and shouted party slogans at the Eid prayer ground during Eid-Al-Fitri (Ramadan) prayers. It was then that the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party were arguing over development. Kwara State Police Command, in a statement by Police Public Relations Officer Ajayi Okasanmi, assured the people of […]

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Anthony Albanese, Scott Morrison continue their campaigns; Fallout from Solomon Islands-China deal continues, Manassah Sogavare whips Australia, AUKUS pact; Labor say Liberals are ‘complacent’ on cost of living

Australian Medical Association President Dr Omar Khorshid has attacked Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Labor leader Anthony Albanese for failing to pledge funding to address the country’s hospital crisis. Speaking in Sydney after a meeting with NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard, Khorshid said he had heard ‘critics’ from the two main party leaders ‘about the […]

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KS, MO school book ban campaigns funded by black money groups

OPINION AND COMMENT Editorials and other opinion content provide insights into issues important to our community and are independent of the work of our newsroom reporters. This is a well-funded campaign against perpetrators who are not straight white men. The Blue Valley District did the right thing. Bigstock I draw your attention to today’s unprecedented, […]

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Campaigns to remove freeways gain momentum in the United States

There are now so many highway removal projects and advocacy campaigns underway that a peak body is needed to represent them all. A recent special report in The fifth state looked at how a growing number of overseas towns had torn down highways and considered why Australian towns should follow suit. Well, unlike a rush […]

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Port: Is it too much to ask for North Dakota political campaigns to be about North Dakota? – InForum

MINOT, ND — During the 2020 election cycle, the race for treasurer between Republicans Dan Johnston and Thomas Beadle in the NDGOP primary, and then between Beadle and Democrat Mark Haugen in the general election, was oddly focused on the abortion. Much has been made about who the “pro-life” candidate in the race is. It […]

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Is it too much to ask that North Dakota political campaigns be about North Dakota?

MINOT, ND — During the 2020 election cycle, the race for treasurer between Republicans Dan Johnston and Thomas Beadle in the NDGOP primary, and then between Beadle and Democrat Mark Haugen in the general election, was oddly focused on the abortion. Much has been made about who the “pro-life” candidate in the race is. It […]

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Crypto is the hottest thing for political campaigns right now

Politicians are increasingly advocating cryptocurrency as interest in the space surges. Miami and New York mayors Andrew Yang and other hopefuls are championing the cause. Crypto is likely to remain a hot topic on political tickets. Loading Something is loading. Miami Mayor Francis Suarez excitedly unveiled a new symbol in his city during this month’s […]

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How to Donate Crypto to Political Campaigns – Forbes Advisor

Editorial Note: We earn a commission on partner links on Forbes Advisor. Commissions do not affect the opinions or ratings of our editors. Interest in cryptocurrency is growing exponentially – and the 2022 midterms could be when congressional activists jump on the bandwagon. Since the 2020 presidential election, there has been a noticeable increase in […]

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Florida political campaigns struggle to collect voter data

Political groups say the importance of voter data increases as campaigns target demographics. But Florida’s growing electorate presents challenges. TAMPA, Fla. — Ahead of the August primaries and November elections, you’re sure to be targeted by more than a few direct mail or ads. Often, this message does not come to you randomly. Once filed, […]

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How to Start Texting for Political Campaigns

A Peer to Peer texting strategy dramatically increases your campaign performance. It’s the best way to reach your audience to initiate 1:1 conversations, get the vote and increase donations. But before you start texting, the most important step is to sign up and verify, and we’ll cover that below. Otherwise, unregistered political traffic will see […]

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Scripps’ Ken Ripley – Beet.TV

Political campaigns increasingly face the challenge of getting their message across to voters who split their time across a wider variety of media channels and viewing devices. These campaigns are expected to spend up to $9 billion, including $1.8 billion on connected TV, during this year’s midterm election cycle. As these campaigns seek to expand […]

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Key endorsements and signing challenges dominate DC’s current political campaigns

Several candidates for district mayor and attorney general have received endorsements and/or challenges as they seek to engage voters for the June 21 primary. On June 21, voters in the district will head to the polls to nominate candidates for DC Steward, Mayor, DC Council President, Party Candidates for Council, and Council Members for Wards […]

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Platforms Built for Politics Will Power Political Campaigns in 2022: Here’s Why

By Erik Brydges, Policy Officer at Xandr Imagine: You’re a political marketer and it’s 7:00 p.m. on a Friday night in October 2022. A client needs to immediately launch 13 CTV-focused campaigns that target districts in four states. Do you have the tools to get there? Prompt requests like these are commonplace in political advertising. […]

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Why Chinese international students participate in Australian political campaigns

Chinese international students in Australia have become more politically engaged in recent years, particularly with regard to student politics on campus. Even major Australian political parties are now engaging with Chinese students in federal and state election campaigns. In fact, over the past decade, politicians in constituencies with large Chinese-speaking communities have begun to view […]

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On cinema and political campaigns

The author (seated, left) with Joseph Marco (standing), Martin and Shaina Magdayao Creating a film is a business that requires a lot of time, patience and cooperation between many people, not only for industry players, but also for other groups. In many ways, the upcoming elections and the campaign period that accompanies them are similar […]

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Political Assistant / Campaigns – Rights-Freedoms-Justice / local

Location: Medway/ London/ Home time requirement: 3 days + Remuneration: To be determined Deadline: By appointment Job description: To assist the President of Rights Freedoms Justice (Hybrid) Functions: Assist with: organization of meetings a book project The Law and Liberal Philosophy Computer and electronic website/newsletters Conference activities Electoral activities Opportunities for legal experience/training Desired characteristics […]

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Hallaron Advertising Agency uses digital ads to update local political campaigns | News

THE FORESTS, Texas, March 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Hallaron, a full-service advertising and branding agency in The Woods, Texas began using digital ad platforms to serve smaller local political advertisers. The benefit is using micro-targeted geographic and behavioral factors to deliver highly personalized display and video ads to local voters. The results indicate more effective […]

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Hallaron Advertising Agency uses digital ads to update local political campaigns

THE FORESTS, Texas, March 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Hallaron, a full-service advertising and branding agency in The Woods, Texas began using digital ad platforms to serve smaller local political advertisers. The benefit is using micro-targeted geographic and behavioral factors to deliver highly personalized display and video ads to local voters. The results indicate more effective […]

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California law enforcement is giving big to political campaigns

By Jérémie Kimelman | Cal Matters Amid growing concerns about crime and recent criminal justice reforms, California law enforcement groups are spending big this year in several high profile races. So far in the 2022 election cycle, these groups have contributed more than $1 million to campaigns for the state Legislature and several statewide offices, […]

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i360’s Mark Positano – Beet.TV

This year’s midterm elections coincide with a major shift in television viewing habits as streaming services become increasingly popular. Political campaigns face greater challenges in reaching large groups of voters, as people spend less time watching traditional linear television networks, but connected television (CTV) and over-the-air platforms. -top (OTT) offer their own efficiencies with improved […]

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FreeWheel’s Tess O’Brien – Beet.TV

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — This year’s midterm elections are expected to generate up to $9 billion in video ad revenue as campaigns seek to reach voters on linear television and connected television (CTV). To meet their demands for ad inventory, ad platform provider FreeWheel today released new tools to unify audience-based planning across premium […]

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DP Ruto denounces the use of public resources to fund political campaigns

Vice President William Ruto said wheel dealers derailed the government’s development agenda to advance their political interests. The vice president said the use of public resources to finance political campaigns had deprived Kenyans of essential services. Dr Ruto said he was disappointed by the decision to divert funds intended for agriculture to fund Jubilee Party […]

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CPM plans political campaigns for SilverLine, sees opposition plot – The New Indian Express

By Express press service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Under fire from various corners of SilverLine, CPM is ready to launch broad campaigns to politically defend the project. The party leadership plans to organize national campaigns for the project. We learn that the CPM has decided to undertake activities at the organizational level to publicize the project after the […]

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Xandr’s Erik Brydges – Beet.TV

Spending on political advertising this year is expected to reach $9 billion as the country’s two major parties vie for control of both houses of the US Congress in the midterm elections. An estimated $1.5 billion will be spent on Connected Television (CTV) channels as campaigns try to reach viewers who cut and never have […]

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What this means for political campaigns

Cash-strapped politicians use NFTs to try to raise funds. Roger Stone is trying to sell a digital photo from a magazine bearing Trump’s signature to help pay his mounting legal bills. Stone also said he would throw away the actual physical copy of the stupid magazine if the bid reached $20,000. Melania Trump raised her […]

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Who Funds Tennessee’s Political Campaigns?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) – Tennessee wine and liquor distributors have poured more money into state political campaigns in the past five years than any other group, followed closely by state real estate agents , reveals an analysis of campaign finance data. Data from the Tennessee Registry of Election Finance shows that wine and spirits wholesalers […]

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tl;dr Facebook let Reliance-backed firm post fallout ads favoring BJP, Navi Tech files for IPO, secret Google-Facebook deal to scrutinize, and more

Facebook lets Reliance-backed company run alternative ads promoting BJP Ahead of the 2019 parliamentary election, Facebook allowed a subsidiary of Jio Platforms called NEWJ to disguise surrogate ads as “news content” in a bid to boost BJP social media campaigns, according to a report by investigation published on Al Jazeera. Jio Platforms Ltd, India’s largest […]

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Law must apply to all political campaigns – Manila Bulletin

In a political campaign season as hot as the coming summer, cool heads must prevail when it comes to campaign matters. It’s obvious – understandable too – that all campaigns want to be ahead, project a sense of invincibility and hide every inch of vulnerability. Since winning is paramount, all tricks of the trade are […]

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Viral school board speeches propel suburban dads into political campaigns

In January 2021, amid a brewing movement of parental activism, Brandon Michon, a resident of Loudoun County, Va., took to the podium at his local school board meeting wearing a gray sweatshirt and a black cap. Michon, a father of four who grew up in the county and had recently moved back to the New […]

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Viral school board speeches propel suburban dads into political campaigns | News

In January 2021, amid a brewing movement of parental activism, Brandon Michon, a resident of Loudoun County, Va., took to the podium at his local school board meeting wearing a gray sweatshirt and a black cap. Michon, a father of four who grew up in the county and had recently moved back to the New […]

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Viral school board speeches propel suburban dads into political campaigns | United States and world

In January 2021, amid a brewing movement of parental activism, Brandon Michon, a resident of Loudoun County, Va., took to the podium at his local school board meeting wearing a gray sweatshirt and a black cap. Michon, a father of four who grew up in the county and had recently moved back to the New […]

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Political campaigns will peak at 5 p.m. today

As instructed by the Election Commission of India (ECI), the election campaign in 99-Majuli (ST) constituency will end 48 hours before the end of polling. Accordingly, no party candidate will be allowed to campaign from 5 p.m. on March 5 until 5 p.m. on March 7, 2022. According to a press release, this decision was […]

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County Ethics Committee assesses police union donations to political campaigns

By Raymond Janis The Suffolk County Ethics Board issued an advisory opinion on February 16 regarding police union campaign contributions to elected officials. In May 2021, County Legislator Rob Trotta (R-Fort Salonga) sought an opinion regarding donations made by the Suffolk County Police Benevolent Association to former District Attorney Tim Sini’s (D) campaign. Trotta asked […]

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Preaching Civility in Kenya’s Political Campaigns

By TONY MOCHAMA Six months away from the general elections in Kenya, political maneuvering in Kenya is shifting into high gear. The stage is now set for a do-or-die campaign until August 9th. This is the subject of Ruben West’s book Campaign Civility. The author, an American humanitarian speaker and motivational speaker, extols the virtues […]

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Follow the money – who benefits from political campaign donations

The trucking convoy that terrorized the citizens of Ottawa for three weeks bluntly exposed, through the shutdown of online fundraising campaigns GoFundMe and GiveSendGo, the corrupting influence of money in public affairs. The two campaigns have raised around $10 million each and an investigation is now underway to track the money to find out who […]

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‘Deep fakes’ could lead to a crackdown on political campaigns in Washington

OLYMPIA – All is not as it seems – at least that may be the case with deep fakes. This session, the Legislature is considering a bill that limits the distribution of deceptively manipulated media – deep forgeries. On Monday, that bill got a hearing in the state House of Representatives. Deep fakes, also called […]

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Billionaires are reshaping political campaigns – Shaw Local

Not so long ago, just at the end of 2005, political observers and journalists were all atwitter about this then government. Rod Blagojevich had amassed a campaign war chest of $15 million. It was a year before the election, and no one had seen this kind of money in Illinois politics before. Of course, there […]

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Social media is reshaping political campaigns – Manila Bulletin

THE VIEW OF RIZAL Dr. Jun Ynares The official campaign period for elective national positions in the May 2022 elections is now nearly two weeks old. The official campaign period for elected positions at the local level will begin in just over a month. Since the political pot began to heat up, it has become […]

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Letter: Allow only local donations for local political campaigns | Letters to the Editor

Regarding the “Redistricting stymies ‘swing’ districts” (February 9): It is sickening to see how politicians and the courts have poisoned our republic with gerrymandering, voting restrictions and political donations. Political analysts base some of their projections on a candidate’s “war chest” rather than their platforms. I suggest these might be solutions to this problem: • […]

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Activision CEO Reportedly Supports Political Campaigns Through Secret Societies

If you don’t keep up to date with the behind-the-scenes activities of the gaming world, you may have missed the biggest scandal gaming has ever seen. Currently Call of Duty the publisher, Activision Blizzard, is embroiled in a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against it by the state of California following numerous allegations. Allegations like female […]

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Bobby Kotick has two secret societies that donate to political campaigns

Recent reports show that Kotick has got hold of two discreet companies that have invested thousands of dollars in political campaigns. As Microsoft prepares to take over Activision Blizzard over the next year, all eyes are on what’s going on with Bobby Kotick. Activision Blizzard’s current CEO continues to run things at least until the […]

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DC Political Campaigns Adapt to COVID-19

The district’s primary election season has begun and campaigns have adapted to the continued presence of the coronavirus, which has influenced how voters continue to engage. On February 12, Robert White’s mayoral campaign asked Deputy Campaign Manager Zoe Ades to stand at the intersection of 10and and D Streets NE and wait for volunteers while […]

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5 outreach alternatives if platforms unplug politics

During the last presidential cycle, many campaigns, consultants and practitioners were caught off guard when Facebook abruptly banned political advertising the week before the 2020 election. In the last week of the race, we saw opponents attack and candidates unable to respond via social networks. When Facebook moved to extend this ban through the winter […]

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Chan: Ongoing political campaigns in Az; Ways to verify donation requests and track your money

Published on February 13, 2022 at 5:04 p.m. Amy B. Chan Special for TucsonSentinel.com Amy B. Chan is the chair of the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission. If you have emails, chances are you’ve been asked to “step in” to support school board candidates for senator and to support nonprofits of all shapes and sizes. […]

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How Political Campaigns Happen on Instagram

In contrast, the BJP’s efforts for its Goa and Punjab handles are more muted. Most of the videos on the Goa page, for example, are about the candidates running for this election. In Punjab, while the Farm Laws debacle is fresh in public perception, the party’s official campaign video ignores any mention of the laws. […]

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Ross Ramsey: The Blurred Line Between Government and Political Campaigns in Texas | Opinion

If you’re struggling to tell where government work stops and campaign work begins, which ads are political and which are civic, which are paid for by political donors and which are funded by Texas taxpayers, this is because there is often no difference between the two. The top three Republican incumbents on the ballot have […]

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Rising heat from political campaigns pushes towel sales in Tiruchy

Express press service TIRUCHY: Periyakadai Veethi near Rockfort is well known for selling a variety of eye-catching items, from textiles to trinkets. With the arrival of the urban local body elections, the display has become more colorful. Several textile stores are seen stocking up and displaying towels and scarves in assorted political party colours. Nowhere […]

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Syndicated Column: Analysis: The Blurred Line Between Government and Political Campaigns in Texas | Opinion

What voters hear from the offices of senior Texas officials often sounds identical to what they hear from incumbent campaigns. It is difficult to distinguish their government work from their political work. If you’re struggling to tell where government work stops and campaign work begins, which ads are political and which are civic, which are […]

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Analysis: The blurred line between government and political campaigning in Texas

Editor’s Note: If you would like to receive an email notification each time we publish Ross Ramsey’s column, click here. If you want to listen to the chronicle, click on the play button below. If you’re struggling to tell where government work stops and campaign work begins, which ads are political and which are civic, […]

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The blurred line between government and political campaigning in Texas

Editor’s Note: If you would like to receive an email notification each time we publish Ross Ramsey’s column, click here. If you want to listen to the chronicle, click on the play button below. (Audio unavailable. Click here to listen at texastribune.org.) If you’re struggling to tell where government work stops and campaign work begins, […]

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Political campaigns can turn into long-term business ventures

For successful politicians, campaign organizations remain operational whether or not there is an election on the horizon. Voter Restriction Laws: Why Republican States Are Changing Them Republican states pass multiple voter restriction laws in response to Trump’s 2020 loss. Here’s how it could impact the midterm and 2024 elections. Just the FAQ, USA TODAY AUSTIN […]

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Launch of Kick Big Tobacco OUT of California political campaigns

DEL MAR, Calif. — Flanked by California Attorney General Rob Bonta and Democratic lawmakers, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced his support for a new package of gun safety laws to expand the state’s national protections against gun violence at a press conference on Friday. The head of the legislation being introduced is a bill that would […]

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APC urges ‘stop’ use of children in political campaigning

The use of children in political campaigns can be avoided. Any party or politician that campaigns with children violates children’s rights and could also expose them to other forms of abuse and exploitation. The Child Protection Alliance (CPA) recognizes the importance of children’s right to participate in decision-making processes that may be relevant to their […]

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Facebook Ad Policies Have Changed, But Political Campaigns Can Still Target You

register here to receive On Politics in your inbox on Tuesdays and Thursdays. During the 2020 election, the Biden and Trump campaigns ran Facebook ads aimed at black voters in Kenosha, Wis., about the race and police protests that dominated the summer. On Tuesday, Meta, the social media company formerly known as Facebook, announced changes […]

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Government issues notice to musicians participating in 2022 political campaigns

In a statement released on Monday, November 8, Kecobo urged artists to be wise when engaging in political campaigns. During this period, aspirants to political office will seek to leverage music as an effective tool for political mobilization. As such, they have or will commission campaign songs or hire musicians to perform at their rallies. […]

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Facts matter in political campaigns

Canandaigua City Democrats | MPNnow The authors of recent opinion pieces — as well as an anonymous and inaccurate political pamphlet doing the rounds — would have you believe that the Democratic candidates for city council and mayor are anti-business drug addicts who don’t deserve not your support. We respond as a united team not […]

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Zambales to regulate political campaigns as a precaution against COVID-19

Photo courtesy of Zambales for the Facebook People page SAN ANTONIO, Zambales––The provincial government would regulate campaign rallies and public meetings that candidates for the 2022 elections would hold in the province, Governor Hermogenes Ebdane Jr. said. In an executive order issued Wednesday, October 27, Ebdane said all partisan political activities in the province should […]

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When teachers go on strike, education becomes more mainstream in political campaigns, study finds

Teacher strikes have a deep and often unrecognized role in national politics, says new working paper: They place education at the center of congressional campaigns and advertisements. Holding a strike more than doubles the likelihood of a congressional candidate running an education ad in the area where the labor action occurred, write the authors of […]

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Winning political campaigns have ‘sexy women, beer, pizza and music’ – POLITICO

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be at the heart of a relentless, overwhelming and winning political machine? Wonder no more. Dominic Cummings, once Boris Johnson’s top aide and now a thorn in the side of almost everyone in British politics, used his subscription newsletter to say that ‘winning political campaigns’ have ‘sexy […]

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When is music in political campaigns transformative? SDNY Judge Rejects Trump’s Fair Use Arguments – Intellectual Property

United States: When is music in political campaigns transformative? SDNY Judge Rejects Trump’s Fair Use Arguments October 07, 2021 Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz To print this article, all you need to do is be registered or log in to Mondaq.com. Political candidates have long used pop songs in their visual and […]

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Council tax bill subsidizes union political campaigns

The tax bill before the House discriminates against workers who do not want to support union policy. The house reconciliation tax bill contains a $250 deduction for union dues. But only workers who finance trade union political activities can claim it. This indirectly subsidizes union political campaigns. In 23 states that are not “right to […]

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Snapchat launches a portal to encourage users towards political campaigns

Popular social media app Snapchat has announced a new in-app Run for Office tool to encourage young adults to run for local office in the United States. The main objective of the tool is to solve common problems that young people face when deciding whether or not to get involved in local […]

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$1 million in Dearborn political campaigns this year

More than $1 million in campaign money has been raised or transferred so far this year in Dearborn races for mayor, council and a ballot proposal, according to filings with Wayne County. Dearborn’s seven mayoral candidates, 18 candidates for seven council seats and opponents of a ballot proposal received contributions or transfers of about $1.03 […]

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Federal Court Ruling Likely Allows Unlimited Money in Political Campaigns in Alaska

The 9th United States Circuit Court of Appeals building in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, file) A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned three of Alaska’s key limits on campaign contributions in a landmark ruling on Friday. The Alaska Public Offices Commission declined to comment on the ruling, saying […]

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What fonts are used in political campaigns? – News @ North East

A recent study by the northeastern teacher Katherine Haenschen, which studies the intersection of digital media and politics, explores the role of fonts in political branding. Haenschen found that typefaces are chosen to convey information about candidates and differentiate them from their opponents, thus making typefaces a form of political communication. Researchers interviewed graphic designers […]

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The Murdaugh family donated this money to SC political campaigns

READ MORE Murdaugh murders in Colleton County Two members of a powerful legal family were fatally shot on June 7 in Colleton County, South Carolina. Learn more about our coverage. Expand All This story was first published on July 2, 2021. Over the past 12 years, members of the Hampton Murdaugh family, among South Carolina’s […]

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Louisiana governor and legislature remove PAC contribution caps for political campaigns

Gov. John Bel Edwards last week approved a new law that will make it easier for special interest groups to donate unlimited amounts of money to political candidates running for office in Louisiana. The governor and state lawmakers removed current caps on political action committee donations over objections from the Louisiana Ethics Board. The new […]

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Political campaigns fear they will be the next victims of ransomware

Political campaigns are beefing up their protections, fearing the next in a growing number of ransomware attacks will target them. Cybercriminals are attacking an ever-growing number of targets, from Colonial Pipeline to JBS USA. And political campaigns painfully know the risks after the 2016 attacks on the Democratic National Committee (DNC). “I think we’ve seen […]

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The New York Times uncovers a Wyoming-based effort to sabotage political campaigns

Wapiti resident Erik Prince is one of many associated with a Wyoming-based effort to infiltrate political campaigns and obtain “dirt” to sabotage candidates. The New York Times published an article chronicling a spy effort based in Wapiti, Wyoming. Authors Mark Mazzetti and Adam Goldman interviewed dozens of people, including several Wyoming politicians, to piece together […]

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A new initiative to take corporate money out of state political campaigns

Efforts to get corporate money out of politics took another step forward with the introduction of a bill by Assemblyman Alex Lee that would ban corporate donations to candidates for public office. . “It’s not a magic bullet,” Lee said at a news conference today. “But it is important that we cut off all possible […]

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Doctors fear political campaigns and rallies could lead to severe second wave outbreak of Covid-19 in Bengal

West Bengal is heading for a severe outbreak of the second wave of coronavirus as people are not adhering to the protocol to check its spread and large numbers of them are taking part in countless rallies and campaigns of political leaders across the country. state tied to the poll almost daily, city doctors fear. […]

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End of political campaigns for the presidential election in Congo

The presidential election campaigns ended this Friday in the Republic of Congo and on Sunday voters will have to choose among the seven candidates, the one who will lead the Congo, the Central African state for the next 5 years. On the ballot, outgoing President Denis Sassou Nguesso, 77, is seeking a 4th term, with […]

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Why political campaigns endure despite being mired in paradoxes

Oith the sound of the election bugle in five different states in India, social distancing has been replaced by social uprising, as witnessed in political campaigns. Fear of the pandemic has faded, as crowds unite to listen to their favorite leaders from their respective political parties. The whole mechanism of political campaigns, in addition to […]

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The Trials and Tribulations of Online Political Campaigning – The University Times

While this year’s Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) election period has, in some ways, been as fast-paced and intense as ever, there is no denying that something is missing without this element in person. The question now remains whether, moving forward, the campaigns will return to their usual antics of boring college students as […]

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Google expands cybersecurity support for political campaigns ahead of 2022 midterms

Google is expanding its election security efforts to include state-level campaign support ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, FOX Business has learned. Google, as part of the annual World Day for a Safer Internet, also announced its partnership with the National Center for Cybersecurity to provide training for heads of state. Google noted that this […]

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Political campaigns face tough security challenges

Securing any organization is a challenge, but the task of securing a political campaign is its own brand of difficulty, combining many corporate security hurdles with the somewhat organized chaos of startup life. While there are many tools and technologies available to campaigns, they don’t always take advantage of them, for financial reasons, opportunity, or […]

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Costa Rica cuts contributions to political campaigns to contain deficits:

Costa Rica on Wednesday enacted a law that drastically cuts state contributions to political parties for the 2022 election campaign, as part of the country’s efforts to contain its ballooning budget deficit. President Carlos Alvarado signed the “Law on Savings for the Political Campaign of 2022” (Ley de ahorro para la campaña política de 2022), […]

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Davidson students join political campaigns and work to change their communities

By: Tess Finke ’24 (she/her), Personal editor Davidson students work to get the vote. Photo by Hannah Dugan ’21 How many text messages and calls did you receive from passionate political campaigners before election day? Five? Ten? Twenty? You may have ignored the messages or maybe you thought it was spam. However, in an election […]

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What political campaigns have learned about how to spend money

An estimated $14 billion has been poured into the 2020 federal races, and money is still being raised and spent on post-election legal battles and campaign debt settlements. But with a decisive Senate runoff coming up in Georgia, campaigns and political activists are doing a quick study of the recent campaign to determine how best […]

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Political campaigning students adapt to canvassing in the age of the pandemic – The Daily Free Press

Now that knocking on doors is an outreach strategy of the past, students working for local and national political campaigns have had to get creative. But the change, some said, has produced unexpected benefits. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students in political campaigns have had to rely on telephone banking and SMS banking to reach […]

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2020 Election Highlights Musicians’ Struggles Against Political Campaigns

The role of music in political campaigns has become a hot topic. In August, Neil Young for follow-up Donald Trump’s campaign for the use of his songs ‘Rockin’ in the Free World’ and ‘Devil’s Sidewalk’ at campaign rallies. Young argues that Trump was never given permission to use his songs at campaign rallies and therefore […]

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Who funds political campaigns and why should you care?

Even though the stakes have never been higher, the urge not to vote remains tempting (but you should, please don’t twist it). Much more than dissatisfaction with a candidate, one of the most discouraging factors at play is the seismic influence of money. The average voter is ridiculously ill-equipped to oppose the Goliath that is […]

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Political campaigns embrace surveillance capitalism at their peril

Since the middle of the 20th century, commercial advertising and marketing techniques have made their way into the sphere of political campaigning. The tactics associated with surveillance capitalism – the commodification of personal data for profit as mastered by companies like Google and Facebook – have followed the same path. The race between competing political […]

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Why political campaigns are sending 3 billion text messages during this election

Last week, the Oklahoma State Elections Commission issued a warning about a scam text message claiming there had been changes to polling locations. The phone number the text came from was that of a male escort service. It’s not new. In 2018, two weeks before the midterm elections, Michigan’s Monroe County warned of texts falsely […]

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Should brands get involved in political campaigns?

Every US election grabs the world’s attention, but this one, with this particular president in the White House in the middle of a pandemic, definitely grabbed the world’s attention. But all most of us can do is grab some popcorn, sit back and see how it all pans out next week, because that’s a decision […]

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Political campaigns using SMS, calls to reach voters

Although it is legal for campaigns to send you messages, certain rules must be followed. BEAUMONT, Texas — With Election Day fast approaching, campaign calls and texts seem to be pouring in. Some people have even asked if it’s legal for campaigns to get your phone number. It’s actually legal, but certain rules apply to […]

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Political campaigns see a flood of outside money, often from unknown donors: NPR

With Senate control at stake, record amounts of outside money are pouring into the races. In North Carolina, nearly $200 million was donated, eclipsing the money raised by the candidates. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: A record amount of outside money is pouring into Senate races across the country. Of course, control of the chamber is up […]

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As political campaigns heat up, students feel the pressure

This semester, many Emory students have immersed themselves in the world of political campaigning during a pandemic that has completely upended the way candidates run, fundraise, and reach out to voters. With less than two weeks to go, student interns and campaign workers are connecting more on the home stretch. With most campaigns using virtual […]

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The Westchester Group champions fairness and truth in political campaigning

Citizens across America are proving the country isn’t as hopelessly divided as the headlines might suggest. USA TODAY Network reporters feature examples of how citizens are working across perceived divides to address differences between conservatives and liberals, promote listening to neighbors with opposing views, and address issues such as racial inequality and armed violence. The […]

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How political campaigns use your data in elections

In the United States, political campaigns use data on more than 200 million Americans of voting age to inform their strategies and tactics. America’s two major parties compete to use the most accurate data to target voters in various ways, an advantage that has been touted as key in the election victories of former President […]

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From recording videos in a closet to Zoom meditation, 2020 political campaigns are adapting to the pandemic

President Donald Trump may have avoided masks and distancing during this pandemic campaign year, leading to both his diagnosis of COVID-19 and the spread of the disease in the White House. But others have figured out how to campaign with reduced risk. This cycle, there is a lot of expertise, technology and ingenuity for everyone. […]

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Is it legal for political campaigns to text you?

If you’ve received text messages requesting political support for a prop or candidate, you’re not alone. SAN DIEGO — They come while you’re in the middle of Zoom meetings, doing homework with the kids and having dinner. We are talking about unsolicited text messages from candidates and supporters and opponents of various proposals. With the […]

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Anger can be good for political campaigns but bad for democracy

Rage is a powerful motivator in American politics, capable of boosting voter motivation and filling campaign coffers, according to professors of political science and public policy who have studied the issue. They say voter anger helped elevate Donald Trump to the White House in 2016 and helped Democrats regain control of the House of Representatives […]

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Russian hackers targeting US political campaigns ahead of election, Microsoft warns | Microsoft

The same Russian military intelligence team that hacked into the Democrats in 2016 attempted similar intrusions into the computer systems of organizations involved in the 2020 election, Microsoft said Thursday. These efforts, which have targeted more than 200 organizations including political parties and consultants, appear to be part of a broader increase in the targeting […]

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Conduct political campaigns with artificial intelligence technologies

Elections are the people’s chance to change the destiny of the nation. Voters think they are at a stage where they can exercise the right of one press to bestow the leader they vouch for. Voters feel proud to be the power that chooses the fate of the country. But things don’t stop there. An […]