How many Yahoo! Politics users have ever worked in an election campaign?

Party and candidate are unimportant. The question is whether you have ever served as a canvasser, scrutineer or organizer. How many of us have actual experience from inside the process?

Please share your experience with us.

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  • 1 year ago
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    I volunteered with my Congressman's campaign my senior year in high school. I was pretty much a "gopher" doing menial office tasks and running errands. I worked a couple campaigns during my college years and moved to more analytical and PR work, compiling poll data, writing press releases, etc. Computers, let alone one with Lotus1-2-3 or a viable word processor installed, were still luxuries at that time, so number crunching was still done by hand and writing was done on typewriters.

    Over the years since then I've worked a few campaigns, more for measures than for candidates. Generally I stay more on the "behinds the scenes" side doing support and PR-related stuff rather than the "in your face" canvassing, cold calling and vote wrangling.

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    • humpty
      Lv 7
      1 year agoReport

      I have done the same for fifty years. People who do not act are acted on, aren't they?

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    I volunteered with the Summit County Democratic Party during my college years. I also volunteered for the Ted Strickland gubernatorial campaign. I'm one of those blue-collar trash people you look down on. Go wipe yourself with some benjamins.

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  • Mike
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    I campaigned for a candidate for governor (he won) and I campaigned for a candidate for mayor (he won). As a reward, I got a nice provisional appointment to a relaxing city job which enabled me to go to law school at night.

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  • David
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    I worked on a measure political campaign-gathering signatures, public speaking, letters to the editor, strategizing, etc. We lost the election, but the experience was worth it.

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  • 1 year ago

    18 Year Secret Service Agent. Assigned to the Personal Protection

    unit. From POTUS to Cabinet to High Profile Visitors. I do believe

    qualifies me to be somewhat more then just somewhat informed

    as to how the Belt Way and DC actually works. 12 Year 5th Grp,

    Special Forces Member. MOS 18 a. OAD team leader.

    • humpty
      Lv 7
      1 year agoReport

      Not quite what I was asking, but thank you for your service.

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  • 1 year ago

    I did. All I really did was walk around scanning the people for weapons.

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    I volunteered in high school. It was a requirement for a class I was taking. Local campaign for state senate.

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    I was in the union for a couple of years. We were REQUIRED to spend at least 6 hours working the phone bank on election years. Wanna take a stab at what party we were promoting?

    • Lv 4
      1 year agoReport

      public masturbater party?

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    pfftttt thats expecting wayyy to much for this place

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  • 1 year ago

    I suspect nobody.

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