In the post primary election news cycles, members of the HighGround team have been asked to weigh in on the results and strategy. Here are a couple of recent examples of HighGround in the news:
For Quayle, there’s always next time if he decides to continue in politics. Republican strategist Doug Cole said if a Democrat wins the 9th District seat in November, Quayle should immediately declare his intent to run in 2014. Click here to read.
The county’s permanent early voting list has increased the number of voters campaigns need to reach out to, said Paul Bentz, with the political-consulting and lobbying firm HighGround Inc. Before the permanent list, campaigns focused on getting voters to request early ballots so they could bank votes in advance, he said.
But not everyone on the permanent early voting list returns the early ballot, which is the reason campaigns try to track them down.
Bentz says a good way for people to be rid of campaign calls and mailers as soon as possible is to vote.
“That’s the thing we tell people all the time: If you want campaigns to leave you alone, turn in your early ballot,” he said. Click here to read.
While the fall election cycle might bring higher turnout overall, many voters won’t bother to make selections for lower-profile races at the city level, creating “ballot degradation,” political consultant Ryan Smith said. Fall campaigns are also more expensive as candidates try to reach out to more prospective voters, he said.
“Local elections are not supposed to be bank-breaking affairs,” Ryan Smith said. “That immediately knocks out any first-time campaigner, somebody just looking to get into politics and looking to serve.” Click here to read.