Tactics and Substance in the 2004 Elections GoogleNews: Howard Dean

November 19, 2003

by V

Behind the Scenes with DeanForAmerica

Long article by Ed Cone on some of the nuts and bolts of the Dean grassroots campaign:

The Marketing of a President (Baseline Magazine)

Interesting tidbits:
It's mid-morning on an October Wednesday, and the new electronic lock on the front door of Dean headquarters is giving people fits. Staffers fumble with the doorknob and look confused when they are told to swipe a card-reader with their IDs. As of this morning, the rule is that the door must be locked at all times. "If you'd come in January, you could have just walked into the strategy meetings," says campaign spokesman Graff. Now Dean has reached a stature where his financial information and campaign plans demand more security.

Things are still far from corporate inside the bustling offices. With 70 people on staff and about 120 volunteers, it's a round-the-clock operation.
I'm very curious what the other candidates' numbers are.
Posted by V at November 19, 2003 03:06 PM

According to the Post (November 12, 2003; Page C01), Braun has 8-10 paid staff. I haven't seen the others. I so know the Bush-Cheney Campaign has at least four floors of the building next door to me and I'd estimate about 80 people would fit per floor.

Posted by: jill at November 19, 2003 07:46 PM

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