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Candidate Training: 2012

Today’s Political Climate: Making the Decision to Run.

Politics is not for everyone. Today’s climate is polarizing and very dirty. Running a campaign takes a toll on the candidate, the family and there are no guarantees you’ll win. It is only for those who have the fight in their belly and the right reason in their soul. Are you ready for the fight?


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Trainer: Laura Fanelli

Miss Fanelli is a media and public relations professional with extensive experience in a variety of settings for a wide range of clients. She is Managing Partner of both Persephone Strategies & Public Relations and Revolution Strategies & Media Development, LLC. Most recently as Director of Public Affairs for Lieutenant Governor Michael Fedele, her responsibilities included developing strategic communications, media relations and brand development. She has been running political campaigns for almost 17 years and has done extensive campaign training to various groups, including teaching for several years at The Women’s Campaign School at Yale University. Her campaign record of wins and losses currently stands at 15 wins and two losses. She is currently developing content for monthly webinars she conducts for Smart Girl Politics. Miss Fanelli attended Hood College in Frederick, MD, graduating with a B.A. in Communications and Art History and later earned her MSW from UCONN School of Social Work.