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As we all recover from the recent election cycle, collaborators of Cloture Club put together a list of the lessons we all learned from the campaign trail.


Everyone hates being called 40 times and reminded to vote

…It especially sucks when you call a dead person’s number

Sorry to hear about your loss… but are you registered to vote?

Every campaign has that one guy… you know the guy who hovers around and yells at volunteers to keep calling. Then proceeds to his room to gchat with his friends.

16 Lessons learned from the Campaign Trail

Dogs really love door canvassers.

16 Lessons learned from the Campaign Trail

Approaching potential voters in their driveway causes immediate awkwardness.

16 Lessons learned from the Campaign Trail

Much like jail, there is a currency exchange with food, swag and hand warmers.

16 Lessons learned from the Campaign Trail

Trade you two sandwiches for a bumper sticker?!

No matter how much planning has been done, the night before the election the campaign turns into a Mad Max Thunderdome Movie.

16 Lessons learned from the Campaign Trail

You know it’s bad when you get excited to go door-to-door just to get out of phone banking.

Lessons Learned from the Campaign Trail

Who are you with?

You know it’s bad when you’re on a first name basis with the pizza delivery guy.

The war room becomes a daycare center for volunteers’ kids.

A cold/flu can spread through the campaign team like a wild fire.

The candidates spouse is the most important person on the trail. Period.

Sign waving only leads to middle fingers.

One volunteer always thinks they’re “buddy-buddy” with the candidate when in reality the candidate doesn’t even know the volunteers name.

Someone always gets too drunk at the election party. Stay away from them.

After it’s all done with, you’ll never want a slice of pizza or a powdered doughnut again.

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