Winning Your Election the Wellstone Way : A Comprehensive Guide for Candidates and Campaign Workers
As the 2008 presidential race dominates political discussion and media coverage worldwide, thousands of lesser-known local contests are being hard-fought in our neighborhoods, cities, and states. Winning Your Election the Wellstone Way is based on the work of Wellstone Action, a leading-edge progressive training center that has instructed thousands of political activists, campaign managers, and volunteers, of whom more than two hundred have gone on to run for office and win. Jeff Blodgett and Bill Lofy analyze the crucial lessons learned from many successful (and several losing) campaigns and demystifies what it takes to run for-and win-a political seat.
- Paperback | 304 pages
- 175.26 x 251.46 x 15.24mm | 544.31g
- 01 Aug 2008
- University of Minnesota Press
- Minnesota, United States
"Once I made the decision to run for office, I felt like I had pointed my skis down a steep mountain: it was thrilling and challenging, and everything went very fast. Wellstone Action's expertise and training gave me and my campaign the critical skills and confidence we needed to win. Winning Your Election the Wellstone Way is a must for emerging leaders who have decided to step up for their community and run for office." --Angelique Espinoza, elected to city council in Boulder, Colorado "As a teacher, coach, and neighborhood activist, I didn't spend my career planning to run for office--but I knew that I had the experience to lead my community in the Arizona Senate. Camp Wellstone gave me valuable skills that helped me run an organized, energizing campaign. Winning Your Election the Wellstone Way makes those skills available to progressive candidates and campaign managers throughout the country." --State Senator Paula Aboud, Tucson, Arizona "Winning Your Election the Wellstone Way provides a refreshing look at how to run an election in a grassroots people-powered way--just as the great Senator Paul Wellstone did--and win." --U.S. Representative Tim Walz (MN-01) ""Winning Your Election the Wellstone Way" provides a refreshing look at how to run an election in a grassroots people-powered way just as the great Senator Paul Wellstone did and win." U.S. Representative Tim Walz (MN-01)"