• Campaign Fundamentals, How to Run for Office, Uncategorized

    Government 101: Candidate Guide to Our Political System

    By Allison Senanayake June 25, 2019
  • Uncategorized

    Virginia Elections 2019: Primary Recap

    By Conor Hicks June 20, 2019
  • Uncategorized

    How to Make the Most of Call Time

    By Lily Doctoroff June 18, 2019
  • NDTC Events

    An Under-Appreciated Campaign Event

    By Jacob Vurpillat June 13, 2019
  • Blue Wave, Candidate Spotlight

    New Jersey Primary Recap

    By Conor Hicks June 11, 2019
  • Spotlights

    Staff Spotlight: Jacob Vurpillat

    By Lily Doctoroff June 6, 2019

Government 101: Candidate Guide to Our Political System

Between all of the different levels, offices, and various organizations involved in American government, it can be tough to keep track! So, if you’re thinking about getting involved in politics, you should start by understanding the alphabet soup that is our political system. That’s why we’ve put together this basic Government 101 candidate guide. The information in this guide will [...]

June 25th, 2019

Virginia Elections 2019: Primary Recap

NDTC Trainees Find Success in Old Dominion Primary Races

Virginia Primary Overview We're covering results from the 2019 Virginia primary elections today! Last week, the Commonwealth of Virginia held its primary ahead of November’s general election. The night saw a significant number of contested races on both sides of the aisle. Pundits across the country are paying close attention to events in Virginia, as this year’s election could hand [...]

June 20th, 2019

How to Make the Most of Call Time

There are three limited resources on every campaign: time, money, and people Every campaign needs money in order to be successful, but there are only so many hours in the day and so many people to help you fundraise. So, knocking on every constituent's door to ask for donations probably isn’t the best way to go about raising money. What [...]

June 18th, 2019

New Jersey Primary Recap

NDTC Trainees Claim Victory in Garden State Primary

Fasten your seatbelts folks, because election season is upon us once again! It's time to talk New Jersey primary politics. This week, our installment of primary election coverage takes us to the bustling cities, rolling hills, and beautiful beaches of New Jersey. After months of door-knocking, making phone calls, and engaging with voters at every opportunity, candidates were finally able [...]

June 11th, 2019

Staff Spotlight: Jacob Vurpillat

It’s the combined effort of many talented and dedicated staff members that allows NDTC to provide Democrats everywhere with the tools they need to successfully run for office. This month, we want to spotlight Jacob Vurpillat, a member of NDTC's communications team who helps spread the organization's work and message far and wide! Take a look at our conversation with [...]

June 6th, 2019

Candidate Political Campaign District Overview Template

Where You’re At In order to plan your campaign, it’s important to have a comprehensive understanding of your district. After all, this will be the area, people, and community that you’ll represent when you win! For our final installment of our series on how to use NDTC’s campaign plan template, we’re talking about creating your district overview. A district overview [...]

May 30th, 2019

Candidate Political Campaign Communications Plan Template

Let’s Talk! This week we want to talk about your campaign’s communication plan. There’s much more to a political campaign communication plan than how and when to talk to constituents. A communications plan organizes who the campaign’s target audiences are, what messages you’re using to communicate to them, and how you will communicate with these audiences en masse. Your plan [...]

May 21st, 2019

NDTC Staff Spotlight: Rose Clouston

Behind the scenes with NDTC's Director of Online Trainings

Rose Clouston is the Director of Online Trainings at NDTC. In this interview, we go behind the scenes with her at The NDTC headquarters. Tell us about yourself! What has your professional life looked like and how did you get your start in politics? The first campaign I worked on was John Kerry's 2004 presidential. I was a student at [...]

May 14th, 2019