How can you build a political and fundraising support base when running for office?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Political and public affairs analyst Ron Faucheux gives advice for people running for elected office, including how to build a fundraising base.

    Host: How can you build a political and fundraising support base?

    Ron Faucheux: Well, in any political campaign if you've never run for office before, often times you have to start from scratch as a candidate, but that doesn't mean that the resources aren't there. It doesn't mean that there aren't existing groups of people in organizations who support certain issues, supports certain philosophies that you are going to stand for. So it's really a matter to identify where these people are, where these groups are, go talk to them. Go explain to them the positions that you have taken on issues whether it's political groups or political party groups or civic organizations, a local community and grassroots groups that you can go find people where you have common ground and then to build up credibility within those organizations and within those groups and among those individuals and ultimately you build a political coalition under that.