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Your assignment is to investigate and write about a current political campaign.  You will research and write a 6 to 8 page review of the issues and candidates involved in a campaign that is taking place in this election cycle and that will end with the Tuesday November 8th election.   The paper will include:

a)         An overview of the campaign you have chosen to write about:

  • description of the candidates and the office they are running for, including the body the winner will serve in
  • the district the winner will represent
  • the type of people (demographically and politically) who are in this district
  • the topics or issues important to the campaign
  • the campaign budget for each of the candidates running for this particular office – how much money have they raised

b)         The political bias of the candidates:

  • what is the political point of view of each candidate
  • what does each support and/or advocate
  • what do the candidates consider the most important issues for their district

It is essential that you include examples, including quotes, when describing bias or point of view.  Speeches given by the candidates are often a good source of information for bias.  So are websites and political mailers.

c)         A review of the candidates’ websites:

  • are they well done – do they look professional to you
  • what do they emphasize about the candidates
  • how many visitors have been to the sites

d)         Finally, a summary conclusion that gives your opinion of the candidates and who you think will win and why.  Have fun with this section.  It is a chance to  give your point of view about these candidates and their run for office.


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