You have chosen to run for elected office for the 2018 campaign season. For this project, you must choose to run

You have chosen to run for elected office for the 2018 campaign season. For this project, you must choose to run
for a position at the state (Texas House, Texas Senate, Governor, etc.) or local level (city, county), and complete a
comprehensive campaign plan based on the guidelines described below. For a list of elected officials in Texas to
choose from there is a handout titled “State of Texas Elected Officials” that’s available in the “Campaign Project”
tab. The overall project involves three components; (1.) a campaign paper, (2.) a campaign newsletter, and (3.) a
campaign commercial video describing the complete campaign operation.
Part I: Paper Guidelines
• Write a paper describing the complete campaign operation you will be conducting for this project.
• The paper must be completed using one of these file types: MS or PDF
• The paper must be a minimum four pages in length (not including the cover sheet and Works Cited page)
• All characters must be typed in Times New Roman using 12 point font.
• All lines must be double-spaced and include one inch margins (top-bottom and left-right).
• The paper must be written in the following order:
1. Cover sheet
a. Your name
b. Campaign Paper
c. Government 2306
d. Date
2. Introduction Paragraph
3. Content
a. What elected position are you running for and why did you choose to run for this position?
b. Provide a summary of your political ideology. (conservatism, liberalism, a combination of both or a
different ideology).
c. Name at least four (4) issues and/or actions you will pursue if elected. Include specific proposals
for each.
d. How do you intend to raise money for your campaign? What type of advertising or marketing
techniques will you use to inform the public of your candidacy? How will you recruit volunteers to
assist with the campaign and what types of duties and responsibilities will they be given?
e. What was your overall impression of this project? Did it provide you with a better understanding of
the process involved in conducting a campaign? Do you have interest in running for office in the
future? Why or why not?
4. Conclusion Paragraph
5. Sources/Works Cited Page: The paper must include a minimum of 5 sources and they must be
documented within your paper using MLA (Modern Language Association) guidelines. Also, the sources
must be fully documented on a “Works Cited Page” and the following sources are prohibited for use in the
paper: Wikipedia, the class textbook, and using the same source more than once.
6. The paper must be submitted in the Blackboard course page in two locations; through “Turnitin,” a program
that detects plagiarism/grammatical errors, and in the “Common Assignment” tab. To submit the paper click
the “Campaign Project” tab in the Blackboard course page. On the next screen select the “Project
Assessments” folder. Then, click the “view/complete” tab in the assignment and on the next page type in
your name and submission title (Campaign Paper). Then click the “browse” tab to select and download the
attached document and click the “upload” tab to submit your paper. You will also use the same process
when submitting the paper in the “Common Assignment” area.

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