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This summer I worked on the congressional reelection campaign of Ben Quayle. This opportunity allowed me to observe what it takes to run an effective and hopefully successful political campaign. The process must begin with an electable candidate. Important characteristics of an electable candidate include conveying confidence through actions, honesty, communicating well, and intelligence. The candidate must bring together an inner team of trustworthy, hardworking, and dedicated individuals. Initially, the team’s goal is to get organized and begin generating public interest. This often involves more than simply posting campaign signs and hosting public social events. Through interested public individuals, the campaign begins its outer team. The campaign relies on these individuals to reach out to the masses and explain their support for their candidate. This expansive group can more easily get information out to the community and possibly generate more members for the outer team. Part of the outer team focuses on finding key supporters who can host fundraising events. Other key supporters will provide endorsements. Endorsements are another key part of the campaign and must be heavily promoted. As the campaign progresses, there will most likely come a time where issues will be debated. Success in a debate will continue to generate even more support, while poor performance can bring a campaign to a rapid and unhappy ending. The campaign process can be long and arduous. The inner team must be able to read the level of effort and the results in order to pace the campaign to ultimate success.