Mar 31, 2010

Political Advisor and Media Consultant, Dan Payne, Offers "Lessons for Success" for Independent Candidates

From the Boston Globe:
HAVING ADVISED an independent candidate, Angus King, who won the governorship of Maine a few years ago, I am automatically one of the nation’s leading experts on independent candidacies. To size up independent Tim Cahill’s chances, I spoke with King and, with the clarity of hindsight, we drew up lessons for success . . . Choose your opponents carefully . . . Be credible. . . . Be an outsider . . . Go all in. . . . Avoid scandal . . . Tread on familiar ground. . . . Show gains in polls. . . . Pick your spot. 
Definitely a must read for independent and third party strategists, not to mention candidates for office. 

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