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.
Mar 31, 2010
Political Advisor and Media Consultant, Dan Payne, Offers "Lessons for Success" for Independent Candidates
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