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4: Stylized Structure of a Republican "Strong Consultant" Campaign Team

4: Stylized Structure of a Republican "Strong Consultant" Campaign Team

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Political power is gathered, fashioned, and tested inside campaign organizations. Here, future legislators learn the political ropes, political coalitions and agendas form, and many Americans participate in politics for the first time. Yet while U.S. elections are closely studied, largely absent from this research is an investigation of campaign or...

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... the support of these organizations, Democratic campaigns tend to hire either a manager or finance director first, then fill other roles with resumes collected from and/or filtered through these organizations. Figure 3.2 lays out how these different structures emerge from how parties manage the tensions of project networks (explored in more detail below), tensions that flow from the basic characteristics of campaigns. ...