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Campaigning to Be President
By Phyllis Naegeli
  

1     It's election time again. Every fall, the signs appear - posters, slogans, bumper stickers, candidate speeches, and political ads. In a presidential election year, it can be overwhelming. You might be thinking, "Oh, I can't wait until it's over!" or "Why do they have to be so negative?" But wait! It really is fun to watch and learn.
 
2     When the general election campaigning begins, the major party candidates square off in a battle for the White House. They travel around the country and make speeches. They open campaign headquarters in major cities. Campaign workers pass out buttons, yard signs, and bumper stickers. Some workers conduct polls to find out how their candidate is doing. Mailboxes are flooded with information sent from political parties.
 
3     Television plays a huge role in presidential elections. A media circus continues right through Election Day - the Tuesday on or after November 2. Political advertisements saturate the airwaves. Each candidate places ads on television to get his or her message out to the public. Sometimes the ads tell about what the candidate wants to do as president. Other ads may point out areas where the candidates disagree with their opponents. In the past, there have been accusations on both sides that ads are misleading or downright false. It's always best to check out what they say! Political parties also place ads on television. According to federal law, the ads cannot endorse a certain candidate. However, they can give information about what a party believes. Some of the ads will try to persuade you not to vote for the opposing party candidate.

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