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The Campaign Trail

The Washington Center 2012 Political Conventions

Students involved in the American Democracy Project had an exciting opportunity to be part of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. 

Through The Washington Center, students were placed in volunteer fieldwork positions with the party, convention committee, host committee, media, and many other convention related organizations and events. Read their reports from the conventions!

Students who attended The Washington Center 2012 Political Conventions:

Democratic National Convention

  • Breanna Blose
  • Camilla Cionni
  • Courtney Cochran
  • Bruce Grover
  • Bradley Minoski
  • Fillip Nelson

Republican National Convention

  • Lucie Fremeau
  • Mario Coppola
  • Emily Martik

American Association of Political Consultants

2015 Annual Pollie Awards & Conference

Cal Campaign Consultants sent three students to the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) 2015 Annual Pollie Awards & Conference in New Orleans, La.

At the conference, students had the opportunity to network with industry professionals and hear presentations focusing on key issues facing the political consulting industry.

Students who attended the conference:

  • Meghan Boocks

    Cameron Cochran

    Tashon Coleman

    Adisa Hargett-Robinson

Dr. Melanie Blumberg judged entries in the following categories: Independent Expenditure Campaign: Down Ballot Statewide/ Mayor/Local, Municipal, Regional/Super PAC; Public Affairs Division: National Organization/Local Organization/Membership Organization/Best Use of Advocacy-Grassroots Lobbying State and Local/Illustration/Social Pressure/Humor/Negative-Contrast; Miscellaneous: Best Use of Talking Mail/Third Party; Candidate Division: Automated Calls-GOTV); Collateral: Yard/Outdoor Sign.