Blog posts about political campaign consulting strategies, tactics and methods.
What's the million dollar question for Colorado political pundits, reporters, campaign professionals and pollsters this election cycle? If you ask the team here at Magellan Strategies it is ... drum roll please ... How many Colorado Republicans will turnout to vote this November? That's right, how many registered Republicans will decide to hang in there, bite [...]
Using modeled voter data to target voters can provide huge benefits and advantages for a political campaign. If you have ever managed or worked on a political campaign it is likely you had to make decisions about voter targeting. In other words, what voters should receive the candidate's first biography mail piece? What voters should [...]
The Colorado Constitution contains a provision called the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, or "TABOR", which requires state, local and county governments to obtain voter approval to issue bonds (increase debt), increase a mill levy or a sales tax. Basically any time a government wishes to raise revenue for any purpose they are required to [...]
With the Republican Convention in full swing and the Democratic Convention on the horizon, political advertisements will soon be unleashed in full force. Anywhere you might be influenced, you can guarantee that candidates will seek to influence your vote. Their appeals and advertisements will vary from encouragement to vote, to amazing candidate biographies to stances [...]
Last Sunday I came home from picking my kids up from camp and found a palm card on my doorstep from a Democratic legislative candidate. It always surprises me when a Democratic candidate leaves something at our house or knocks on our door because my wife and I are Republican Primary voters. The political pollster [...]
Magellan Strategies CEO David Flaherty recently sat down with Jon Caldara on KBDI's Devil's Advocate to discuss the all important unaffiliated women voting segment in Colorado.