A political campaign is an organized effort which seeks to influence the decision making process within a specific group. In democracies, political campaigns often refer to electoral campaigns, wherein representatives are chosen or referendums are decided. In modern politics, the most high profile political campaigns are focused on candidates for head of state or head of government, often a President or Prime Minister.
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... the role of achieving consensus and providing political guidance on what was electorally feasible and how best to sell it to the public, at which he was highly successful ... Despite their differences, however, the two formed an effective political partnership ... According to political commentator Paul Kelly, "the most influential economic decisions of the 1980s were the floating of the Australian Dollar and the deregulation of ...
... Not all democratic elections involve political campaigning ... campaigning may compromise the democratic character of the elections, perhaps because of campaigns' susceptibility to the influence of money, or to the influence of special interest groups ...
... described in section 501(c)(3) are prohibited from conducting political campaign activities to intervene in elections to public office ... prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office ... Contributions to political campaign funds or public statements of position (verbal or written) made on behalf of the organization in favor of or in opposition to any ...
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“The fact that a man is to vote forces him to think. You may preach to a congregation by the year and not affect its thought because it is not called upon for definite action. But throw your subject into a campaign and it becomes a challenge.”
—John Jay Chapman (18621933)
“If any doubt has arisen as to me, my country [Virginia] will have my political creed in the form of a Declaration &c. which I was lately directed to draw. This will give decisive proof that my own sentiment concurred with the vote they instructed us to give.”
—Thomas Jefferson (17431826)