[Ads-l] campaign jargon

James A. Landau JJJRLandau at NETSCAPE.COM
Mon Jan 15 22:05:21 UTC 2018

"Uyen Khuong, the executive director for Action Together NJ, provided a blue print for supporting the Democratic party, ways to get involved and how to flip LoBiondo's congressional seat."

Among Ms.Khuong's remarks:

When asked a question: "I'm afraid I'm going to have to parking-lot that question and get back to it later" (and she did)

The DCCC (Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee) was "D-trip"

She pointed out that a contested Congressional race in New Jersey was likely to cost five million dollars.  That is way too much for the candidate to raise locally, and so the candidate would have to go to the DCCC and the national Democratic Party for financial help.  She would have to "nationalize" her campaign.

Statements of fact (e.g. "so-and-so voted for A and voted against B") can be published without having to specify the name of the campaign or friendly organization publishing them.  In other words, they can be published "on white paper".

- Jim Landau


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