Question by  michelle (29)

What are the expenses involved with political campaigns?

I am thinking about running for office in the near future.


Answer by  John (9008)

The biggest single expense is advertising. Depending upon the office, this could include television advertising. Any campaign, however, will have to buy signs, flyers, buttons and posters to get the candidate's name out there. Other expenses can include a campaign consultant, polling, paid volunteers, campaign events (like parties), travel, and more. Even small campaigns are costly.


Answer by  souzchef (22)

Most of the money in campaigns goes to advertising and travel. Advertising that will cover television, radio, and newspaper ads. This is what will get voters familiarized with your face and platform. Your next most vital expense is travel. Visits to the surrounding counties in your district are very important.


Answer by  Annie82 (373)

There are regular expenses for office space and utilities, campaign staff, office supplies, travel, meals, and hotels. Other expenses would be for printing of signs, bumper stickers, and other marketing/public relations communications, such as; photography, and website design/maintenance.


Answer by  luckyhappy (90)

George Washington's expenses involved barrels and bottles of alcoholic drinks, your expenses will depend on your campaign. Cost per voter figures for a similar office are on the web

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