How to Win An Election

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How to Win an Election


August 22, 2012

How to Win an Election

With the November elections fast approaching and with more rookies stepping up to the plate to run for political office, many of us realize that we do not know how to win an election. Tea Party groups, 912ers, We the People, and many other conservative groups do not have the deep pockets of the establishment and cannot afford to hire the "experienced" and high priced consultants and campaign managers. My introduction to politics was on April 15, 2009 at a Tea Party rally in Sulphur Springs, Texas, therefore I knew absolutely nothing about campaigning. So, how do we run successful campaigns and win elections?

How to Win An ElectionIn order to educate myself on how to win an election, I turned to the internet. I started searching terms such as "how to file for office", "how to run a ground campaign", "tips on fundraising", and countless other keyword terms until I finally ran across a kit that put all the campaign elements together. The kit is called "How to Win Any Election" by Joe Garecht.

My very first question was who is Joe Garecht and what does he know about campaigning? Again, I turned to the internet for answers. As it turns out, Joe is a nationally recognized political campaign advisor with quite an extensive résumé. He was the Senior Media Consultant for the 2004 Republican National Convention, the Budget Director for the National Republican Senatorial Committee in 2001-2002, served on countless winning campaigns, and has written extensively on campaigning, consulting, fund raising, and many other related topics. Apparently, Joe knows what he is talking about.

In the kit, How to Win Any Election, you will learn the basics of how to get on the ballot, gather your team, and start your campaign. From there you will learn how to write your campaign platform, polling, and how to develop your campaign, message, image, and theme. There is extensive info on how to use TV, radio, and the internet in your campaign as well as why grassroots support matters and how to run a grassroots campaign. Finally, very few campaigns win without money. In the kit, you will learn how to raise money via events, donor groups, and more.

We all know the importance of the upcoming 2012 elections, so we must get off the sidelines and support candidates who are worthy of holding public office. If you are running for office or even volunteering to work on the campaign of someone running for office, this kit will help educate you on the difficult process of running a campaign and will teach you how to win an election.

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Running for Political Office


Fellow Grassroots Texans:

If you're sick and tired of the way our elected officials have been handling things, there are many ways to get involved.  One of the most direct and tangible ways to get involved is to run for office yourself.  It's a big step, and not one to be taken lightly, but if patriots do not put their names into the hat, and the incumbents go term after term without being challenged, why would we expect anything to change?

A challenger may win, or may lose, but if there's no challenger, the incumbent politician will always win, and things will go on, business as usual.
If things are going to change, people are going to have to step up and challenge the incumbents.  If no one steps up, nothing will change.

We've included below a series of links to resources and information about running for office. 

The deadline to file is DECEMBER 12.

2012 Candidate Filing Information:



Supporting Candidates


We all know the importance of the upcoming 2012 elections, so it’s time to get off the sidelines. Once you have chosen a candidate to support, there are many ways you can help in their campaigns. First of all, there is money. Political campaigns are expensive endeavors, so whatever you can contribute directly to the candidate’s campaign will certainly help. However, you should probably steer clear of contributing to political parties, because a large percentage of your contribution goes to fundraising, operating expenses, and salaries, and therefore very little of your contribution may even reach the campaign of the candidate of your choice. However, in this economy we realize you may not be able to contribute money, but there are numerous other ways to help support a candidate.

One way you may help your candidate is to go to the official website of the candidate you support and register on their site. Usually a candidate will have many ways listed on his or her site in which you could volunteer to help. Look over the list of ways a candidate needs help and have something in mind that matches your skill set when you contact the campaign to volunteer. Some of the ways you might support a campaign is by helping to put out signs, answering phones in the campaign office, helping with door-to-door activities, sending out emails, and fundraising. If you are a writer, you might think about writing a letter to the editor of your local newspaper telling why you support your candidate. If you are a web developer, you could offer your services to the campaign if needed. So, whatever your skills, there are many ways you can help support a candidate.

Your support could make the difference in the outcome of the election. If you really care, get off the sidelines and help in any way you can! Win or lose, you will know you have done everything you could to make a difference. These elections are far too important for us not to make a difference; your country might depend on it.



Elections 2012


We are at a pivotal point in American history, and the 2012 elections could possibly be the most important elections in our lifetime. The stakes have never been higher. The liberal agenda is progressing at an unprecedented rate, and it will be full steam ahead until these out of control senators and congressmen are removed from office and replaced by men and women of integrity. This is where the Tea Party Movement comes in. When choosing candidates to support, we must be extremely careful and choose candidates whose values align with our own. Our three main issues of concern are fiscal responsibility, limited government, and free markets. On average, government worker wages are 35% higher than their private sector counterparts and also have a 69% greater benefits package. The national debt is now over 14 trillion and growing daily. Does this sound like fiscal responsibility? Federal, state, and local governments now employ over 23 million people (not including military personnel), and is the fastest growing job sector in America. Does this sound like limited government? The federal government is now the owner of or directly involved in the banking industry, the automobile industry, and the healthcare industry. Now on the agenda for the EPA in an “end around” of Congress are the cap and trade regulations which would amount to the largest tax increase in America’s history. Does this sound like free markets? This has got to stop! We have got to replace these politicians who will say and do anything just to get elected. We need elected officials who actually have honor and will do what they say and not make promises that they can’t keep just to get elected. Tea Party members, please look at the individual and not a party. Be informed about the candidates and know where they really stand on the issues. Your vote in the 2012 elections could be the most important vote you cast in your lifetime and may determine the course of America for generations. Choose wisely.