Saturday, May 09, 2009

Minnesota Campaign School 

Today I attended a campaign strategy session sponsored by the American Majority. My purpose in attending was to assess the quality of the material and the instructors.

We are very fortunate in MN's Second Congressional District (of which I am chair) to have a number of people interested in running for elective office this year and 2010. Key concerns, particularly for first-time candidates, are how and where to get information as to organization, communications, volunteers, fundraising, etc.

After spending the day in class, I can confidently say that I was very impressed - across the board - with the pace, content, ideas, and focus of the sessions. The Faulkner Strategies group provided the materials and the instructors. Their delivery is lively, fast paced and yet, full of valuable information. I would highly recommend anyone considering a run for office - from dog catcher on up, to go to this location on website of the American Majority to get on the mailing list for the next class. Attending it may be the best political investment you can make.