Each year, Campaigns & Elections magazine selects its Rising Stars of politics. We will feature the Rising Stars of 2009 in our June issue and also at our 26th Annual Campaign Training Seminar, The Art of Political Campaigning, in Washington, D.C., on June 12.
Campaigns & Elections Rising Stars were first recognized in 1988 and have gone on to serve in the highest levels of government and political consulting. Rising Stars are people under age 35 who are beginning to make their mark in political consulting or advocacy. Qualifications can include managing a winning campaign that their candidate was expected to lose, or excellence working on direct mail, polling, get-out-the-vote operations, fund raising and media, among others. Elected officials will not be considered.
We will choose 10 Republicans, 10 Democrats and 10 independent, nonpartisan or non-American nominees.
Nominations are due April 10th and we'll keep you updated when the post their Rising Stars of 2009.
Campaigns and Elections magazine is a great resource for political professionals and they provide discounts for members of Democratic GAIN! We encourage all GAIN members to check them out and nominate a Rising Star.
I am posting to help get the word out about a survey that the AAPC is conducting to gather information about our profession. Please take 2 minutes today to help them put together valuable information that will help our profession (the deadline is Monday, February 23rd).
This survey is directed at political consultants who worked in the last cycle and seeks to gage what we are learning about the very nature of the business ourselves. It will take you a few minutes to complete and will give us valuable information to begin to tell the world about the changing nature of political professionals. Please note that your answers will be kept strictly confidential, all responses will only be reported in the aggregate, and your name will never be used. Individuals will go through a very, very brief "about you" question page to determine if they are eligible to complete the rest of the survey.