Democratic Campaigns is for candidates, campaign managers, operatives, party leaders, staffers and the millions of volunteers working to elect Democrats. How can we win more elections? Dan Johnson (DNC delegate and local politician) is the host and discusses campaign techniques, lessons and war stories with Democrats from around the country to help spread around best practices to earn us more votes. Comments or suggestions for guests? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsored by Campaign Filer, provider of campaign software for Democratic campaigns.
Ep7 with Sangeeth Peruri, CEO of VoterCircle on friend-to-friend campaigning on Democratic Campaigns
Your host Dan Johnson chats with Sangeeth Peruri, CEO of VoterCircle, a great new application that connects your email contacts or social media followers with the voter file allowing for a seamless, easy digital friends and family program. Episode 7 of the Democratic Campaigns podcast is the first one with two CEOs of Democratic tech startups on the show and we do talk a bit about finding database partners in the field. Check out www.VoterCircle.com
Ep6 with Leslie Danks Burke of Trailblazers PAC, former rural district candidate
Episode 6 features Leslie Danks Burke, a former congressional and state senate candidate in rural Upstate New York who makes the pitch that front-porch fundraising - building a network of local small donors - is a better tactic for Dems in purple and red seats than primarily raising institutional money, as it positions the candidate as an outsider and an authentic community representative. She also advises sending the candidate herself to knock on red doors, as no surrogate or staff can capture the magic of the candidate asking a reluctant voter for a chance. She currently runs Trailblazers PAC to train candidates in PA and NY. Hosted by Dan Johnson, edited by Rishav Dasgupta.
Ep 5 with Shannon Jackson of Our Revolution and Bernie Sanders Presidential campaign
A conversation with Shannon Jackson, former Senior Policy Adviser to Senator Bernie Sanders of the Bernie 2016 presidential campaign and currently the Executive Director of Our Revolution. Shannon discusses what it was like on the Sanders campaign as one of the first hires and what qualities he and the Sanders movement are looking for in candidates and campaigns to endorse. Recorded June 9 2017 at the People's Summit in Chicago with your host Dan Johnson. Edited by Rishav Dasgupta.
Episode 4 with Kyle Patterson, Manager for James Thompson
From the People's Summit in Chicago an interview with Kyle Patterson, Campaign Manager of James Thompson (KS-4) who almost won the special election April 11 and improved on Democratic performance by more than 20 points. Kyle shares what it was like on the special election, why they are confident about 2018 and how the thousands of individual donors and volunteers from outside the district really fueled the campaign.
Democratic Campaigns Episode 3 with Anna Langthorn
This week's podcast of Democratic Campaigns features a conversation with Anna Langthorn, the newly-elected Chair of the Oklahoma Democratic Party and the youngest Chair (at 24) of a state Democratic party in (likely) the history of the Republic! Anna shares her advocacy of running absentee ballot campaigns in odd numbered years, her experience working political campaigns within the Cherokee Nation and the opportunities the upcoming six special elections to the Oklahoma legislature in 2017 present.
Democratic Campaigns Episode 2 with Jake Braun
Episode 2 of Democratic Campaigns features Jake Braun, Deputy National Field Director for Obama 08. Recorded on May 26, 2017, host Dan Johnson and Jake discuss the centrality of a win number and the immense value of a volunteer precinct captain talking to her neighbors, starting months before GOTV, about the candidate and the party.