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8. Endorsements - why, how many, who, how to use, individual vs groups

Reach out to organizations and individuals with recognized and respected names. Ask them to endorse you, give you money, and help recruit volunteers for your campaign or come to a campaign event.

What constituencies do you need help with? What organizations/ people can you approach?

What weaknesses can you overcome with appropriate endorsements?

Many local newspaper editorial boards will endorse candidates. Once you have officially declared your candidacy, be sure to send information on your campaign to the editorial board. Ask them to meet with you so they can find out about your campaign directly from you. Ask about their endorsement procedure, plans and timeframe. Ask them for their endorsement.

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