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(Some Guy Hating His Choices)   I don't suppose anyone on Fark has the first clue how one goes about setting up a campaign committee and doing all the paperwork to run for Congress? Seems like this should have an Instructable a five year old can follow. It's only our democracy   (fec.gov) divider line
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2022-01-22 4:40:28 PM  
The first step is turning on a profanity filter and scrubbing all the boobs off your website.
 
2022-01-22 4:48:44 PM  
I'd start here if you're serious

https://runforsomething.net/
 
2022-01-22 5:17:37 PM  
Mrs IgG4's cousin ran for congress in VA. It's a farking grind. All you do is try raise money, and even then you still have to deal with the state party machine.

She called us weekly for money and we aren't in her district or even her state. It just has to kill your soul to do that all day.
 
2022-01-22 5:36:38 PM  
See your local board of elections and speak to someone from the party you want to represent
 
2022-01-22 5:58:11 PM  
I hear a username Drew has some relevant experience. You can probably get him to run your campaign for $10 a month. That's his usual fee for his diverse skillset.
 
2022-01-22 5:59:19 PM  
If you can't figure that out. You're probably incompetent to run for congress.

Try starting small like working the Church Bake sale...or running a Taco Truck, and filing personal Taxes.
 
2022-01-22 5:59:35 PM  

cretinbob: See your local board of elections and speak to someone from the party you want to represent


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I wish to represent the party to whom I am speaking.
 
2022-01-22 6:05:34 PM  
I mean if Lindsey Graham, and MTG can figure it out....that's a pretty farken low bar.
Geeze if you can't muster up that level of intellect...you probably shouldn't be trusted with matches or bicycles.
 
2022-01-22 6:10:50 PM  

optikeye: I mean if Lindsey Graham, and MTG can figure it out....that's a pretty farken low bar.
Geeze if you can't muster up that level of intellect...you probably shouldn't be trusted with matches or bicycles.


That's a good point.  How the fark did margarine traitor greed, pork slider abobo, and sitler figure this out?

Did someone do it all for them? Is there a PAC or something dedicated to electing the mentally incompetent?
 
2022-01-22 6:13:05 PM  
Anyways, if you're cool, I'll figure it out for you.

For real maybe
 
2022-01-22 6:13:43 PM  

IgG4: Mrs IgG4's cousin ran for congress in VA. It's a farking grind. All you do is try raise money, and even then you still have to deal with the state party machine.

She called us weekly for money and we aren't in her district or even her state. It just has to kill your soul to do that all day.


It's not about raising money.

It's about putting together volunteers who will raise money for you, make phone calls, hustle, set up the right fundraising events, get you in touch with the right people with money, having the right photographers that will make you look good.

If you can put together a group of volunteers to do that for you, then the big money will show up and fund you, because you can lead people.

So, yes, you need to raise money, but you need two dozen college students calling people on your behalf, not running around calling people non-stop.
 
2022-01-22 6:30:20 PM  

Holy Carp: Did someone do it all for them? Is there a PAC or something dedicated to electing the mentally incompetent?


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2022-01-22 7:06:41 PM  
You've already found that there is no instructable. So write it.
 
2022-01-22 9:03:17 PM  
Candidate Training information and Upcoming training events for the National Democratic Training Committee.  Other organizations likely have something similar.  I attended one of these sessions a few years back and found it educational.
 
2022-01-22 9:25:50 PM  
Let's you and Fark take over congress!  I would personally, but some ah things from the past wouldn't... anyway
 
2022-01-22 9:30:29 PM  
I did it. You can too. It's actually not too hard.

I would be happy to share my learnings.

Votetemple dot gmail dot com
 
2022-01-22 9:49:10 PM  

IgG4: Mrs IgG4's cousin ran for congress in VA. It's a farking grind. All you do is try raise money, and even then you still have to deal with the state party machine.

She called us weekly for money and we aren't in her district or even her state. It just has to kill your soul to do that all day.


True true.  The higher you get the deeper the shiat, too.
 
2022-01-22 9:52:26 PM  
Indivisible dot org came up with a manual for running a campaign. It may be a bit out of date, but it's better than nothing.
 
2022-01-23 12:29:28 AM  
There was a Farker who did it a few years ago, I think in Texas.  Unfortunately, I've forgotten both his username and his actual name (which he happily linked to).
 
2022-01-23 7:52:56 AM  

Naido: There was a Farker who did it a few years ago, I think in Texas.  Unfortunately, I've forgotten both his username and his actual name (which he happily linked to).


That was me. Same year another farker did it in Georgia. Actually won the primary as I recall.
 
2022-01-23 10:53:40 AM  

Holy Carp: optikeye: ... Lindsey Graham, and MTG ... Is there a PAC or something dedicated to electing the mentally incompetent?



did you answer your own question?
 
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