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Connections: How to run for office


What does it take to run for office? A record number of women ran for office this year, and many were first-time candidates who were part of a grassroots movement.

This hour, our guests help us understand how to enter the political arena and gain campaign experience. They share their own experiences developing a volunteer base, financing a campaign, attracting donations, and networking. It's a preview of a forum tonight at Brue Coffee. In studio:

  • Gary Pudup, former candidate for the 134th Assembly District seat; longtime volunteer, manager, and adviser for local campaigns; and WXXI volunteer
  • Andrew Hollister, former candidate for Rochester City Council and lieutenant governor of New York State
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