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Inside an Independence Party candidate’s campaign for Congress in Minnesota’s Fifth District in 2008

by Bill McGaughey


Chapter One                                 Four campaigns           (847 words)

Chapter Two                                 Preparing for a race in 2008                (721 words)        

Chapter Three                             Presidential Politics           (2,055 words)

Chapter Four                                Plotting a campaign for Senate           (1,498 words)

Chapter Five                                My attempt to organize a conference on trade           (2,439 words)

Chapter Six                                   Development of issues and the website          (1,308 words)

Chapter Seven                            The Senate endorsement          (4,223 words)

Chapter Eight                              Switching to the Congressional race          (3,035 words)

Chapter Nine                                Letters from special-interest groups          (3,766 words)

Chapter Ten                                  Politicking in the e-democracy forum          (3,928 words)

Chapter Eleven                           The immigration issue          (5,304 words)

Chapter Twelve                          Michael Bloomberg and Brian Moore          (2,258 words)

Chapter Thirteen                       Cultivating media coverage before the primary          (6,660 words)

Chapter Fourteen                      The Republican National Convention          (7,418 words)

Chapter Fifteen                           Contact with individual voters           (5,157 words)

Chapter Sixteen                          The candidate debates          (5,842 words)

Chapter Seventeen                   Stiffed by the Star Tribune          (3,073 words)

Chapter Eighteen                       Run-up to the election           (6,404 words)

Chapter Nineteen                      The election results, some fall out, and a happy ending          (2,706 words)

(68,642 words in total)

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