"Still the biggest bang for the most bucks."
Online ads and social media
"Facebook [is] better at targeting networks than TV networks."
"Still the hot medium."
"Dems need to increase turnout to have any hope of holding the Senate."
"Calling all Senate candidates: Have a press conference saying you will call for and vote for new leadership in the Senate. Voters may actually think you want Washington to act like adults again."
"NH insider tip—the candidate with the most lawn signs wins. Also does not hurt to meet and greet at the town dump on weekends."
Q: In the final weeks before Election Day, which campaign tactic is most important for your party's candidates to focus on?
Old-fashioned door-to-door campaigning: 34% Targeted TV ads: 24% Online ads and social media: 6% Phone-banking: 9% Free media: 6%Debates: 4% Events with big-name surrogates: 2% Other: 15%
Old-fashioned door-to-door campaigning
"The Right is still buying another ad while Democrats and lefty interest groups are doing ID, one-on-one persuasion, and turnout."
"Off-year elections are won on shoe leather."
Targeted TV ads
"Despite new thoughts about this topic, the reality is as simple as this being the best, most-powerful tool to reach low-intensity, high-propensity voters. That is fact."
"Live calls from real people, not telemarketers, will increase a candidate's sense of authenticity and push turnout. Only face-to-face does that better."
"Hard news is the most credible influence on voters. They discount everything else."
"Still, one of the most effective last-minute means of voter contact is in the mailbox."
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