Monday Morning Rant

Hopefully you missed back in January when the Albany Times Union mocked Congresswoman Stefanik as “childless.”


Here was Stefanik’s response:

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I applaud Congresswoman Stefanik for her measured statement. I am not sure I would have been so nice.


I’ve worked my entire life in politics. I know the slings and barbs that come with the game. I’ve been on the throwing and the receiving side of them.


But this … this is not politics. It’s disgusting. It’s sexist. It’s vile. And every single American should be calling this out.


Maybe Stefanik wants children and can’t have them. Maybe she doesn’t want them. Either way – that’s none of your business.


Judge her on how she does her job, her votes, her speeches and comments – never. this.

#ReedAwardsFlashback Part 2

The CHQ team worked hard in the 2020 cycle to qualify in for the Reed Awards in multiple categories. And boy, did that CHQ team ever represent. Here’s the categories they were finalists in:

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And the CampaignHQ team really brought home the hardware in these categories:

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Happy #FlashbackFriday! The CampaignHQ team takes great pride in the work we do for our clients and I’m so proud of our CHQ experts for their dedication. Thank you to Campaigns & Elections for recognizing this incredible team with the Reed Awards.

Things We Love

The CHQ team celebrated Valentine’s Day by sharing “Things We Love…”

Here at CampaignHQ, what we love most is developing creative solutions to your challenge, making sure your message is heard, and helping you WIN your election or public policy battle!

This Valentine’s Day, you can keep the fancy chocolate and flowers and give us the live calls, patch throughs and telephone townhalls.

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Telephone townhalls are a powerful, effective way to communicate a message to an audience of thousands, over the phone and online. At CampaignHQ, we specialize in turning communication into action through training, scripting, and real-time feedback. After the event, we’ll help you make the best use of your valuable data.

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Quickly build membership or support for an issue with a telephone petition drive. Our CHQ representatives explain your cause and ask the voter to add their name to your petition. This helps to collect emails and recruit volunteers for your effort. Each day, you receive a list of newly recruited, enthusiastic supporters to immediately plug into your project.

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Nothing motivates a politician quite like a concerned call from a constituent which is why patch throughs calls are so effective. We inform a targeted list of citizens about your issue and connect them directly to their elected official’s office. If you need something to pass (or fail) in Congress or the state capitol, patch through calls are for you.

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Make Your Voice Heard

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We continue our focus on how to best make your voice heard in our nation’s capital or any statehouse across the country.

This year’s legislative sessions will not be cancelled, yet in many ways, constituents ability to interact with lawmakers will be severely limited. This does not mean that lawmakers will slow down, it just means if you don’t come up with creative ways to reach them, the voice of your organization and membership will be left behind.

You need a new plan to reach lawmakers and make sure the voice of YOUR PEOPLE is heard. 

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Telephone townhalls are a powerful, effective way to communicate a message to an audience of thousands, over the phone and online. At CampaignHQ, we specialize in turning communication into action through training, scripting, and real-time feedback. After the event, we’ll help you make the best use of your valuable data.


Telephone townhalls can be used in a variety of ways, no matter who you are: 

1. Lawmaker

Telephone townhalls can be used for official business, in leu of in-person events, talking to voters about how you’re fulfilling your campaign promises.

2. Candidate, Party Officials

Telephone townhalls help take your message directly to the voter and engage in a two-way conversation.

3. Interest Group, Associations


Brief membership and help keep them engaged on the issue.

Setting up a telephone townhall couldn’t be easier when you’re working with CampaignHQ.

We will help you record your sound files for a pre-call, live answer, voicemail, and even post call.

Don’t forget to invite voters via conTEXT message. We’ll help you use poll questions to gather critical information from the people on your call.

You’ll get real time, actionable data.


Let us know how we can help,

Nicole Schlinger


Every February, the CHQ team gets ready for the Reed Awards.

The Reed Awards are given every year by Campaigns & Elections and “embody excellence in political campaigning, campaign management, political consulting and political design, grassroots & advocacy.” They typically take place this week, so this week we’re taking a look back to last year’s awards. Learn more about the Reed Awards here: 

I am hopeful the Reed Awards will happen in person this year, but until then, I thought it would be fun to do a couple posts as a #FlashbackFriday, to last year’s Reed Awards.

Here’s the presentation I gave last year.


Check back next Friday for more #ReedsFlashbacks.

Have a great weekend,

Nicole Schlinger


3 Steps for Marketing Your Firm in 2021

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If you want those dreams to become a reality, the time to start marketing yourself and your firm is now. Unfortunately, many consultants and firm owners are so accustomed to standing in the background, promoting their clients, that they forget – or simply fail – to use those same techniques to market themselves.

The basic principles of grassroots voter contact apply to any situation in which you want to identify, persuade, and mobilize other human beings. That includes marketing your firm to the people who will benefit most from your services. Here are three ways to start.

Read more from my recent contribution to Campaigns & Elections about marketing your firm in 2021. 

I’d love to hear your thoughts,

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We Love Our Clients

We’ve been having a great time featuring some of our wonderful clients over on our Facebook page.

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We truly feel blessed to be working with leaders in the conservative movement.

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Our CHQ team members take a great deal of pride in knowing their view align with the clients we work for, and their work is making a difference in the lives of Americans.

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Thank you for trusting CHQ to deliver for you, we will not let you down.

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