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Planning GOTV and Staying on Message with Aaron Harris

Aaron Harris Interview - GOTV and Staying on Message

Voter Fraud, Planning GOTV and Staying on Message

Today we’re talking to Aaron Harris about managing campaigns, the differences between partisan and nonpartisan races and what you can do to avoid losing your race due to voter fraud. We’re going to talk in depth about Planning GOTV operations and how to stay on message when you are under attack.


Aaron has been involved in running state and local campaigns for a number of years, both as a consultant and campaign manager. For the last few years he has been heading up Direct Action Texas, focused on helping the grassroots take action in changing local government.

He’s one of the few consultants in Texas who has extensive experience with both partisan and nonpartisan races and has learned a lot about big differences between how those kinds of races should be run.

The area where Aaron has made recent news is in regards to uncovering voter fraud. His investigations catalyzed what is now the largest voter fraud investigation ever undertaken by the state of Texas and the crimes were committed right in our backyard, Fort Worth Texas.

Aaron is a good friend and frequent co-conspirator. He’s got some great advice for us today and I’m excited to have him on.

Links from the Podcast​

​Direct Action Texas: Website, Facebook and Twitter

Email Aaron:

DATX Voter Fraud Presentation: Click here

Important Time Stamps and Descriptions

[00:00] Special Request

[00:24] Introduction – Aaron Harris

[02:00] Tell us a bit more about your background and what you’ve been involved in.

[03:30] What was it that got you started in politics?

[05:00] Managing campaigns, Planning GOTV and working in partisan races

[08:50] Winning Jonathan Stickland’s first House campaign

[12:00] Pros and Cons of running as an incumbent

[13:00] Dealing with electoral challenges without compromising

[17:17] Killer Planning GOTV tips for Candidates

[23:20] How Wendy Davis helped Conservatives win big in Texas

[25:00] How are Municipal/Non-Partisan races different from other elections?

32:03 Talking about Voter Fraud: how it occurs, where it’s an issue and how to keep it from stealing your race.

[34:51] Do you know how many dollars, doors and donors you need to win?

[36:38] Don’t be afraid to submit Open Records Requests! They can help you a lot.

[38:08] How to microtarget your voters and use data to turn out voters on election day

[41:06] Planning GOTV + Strategy and what are you going to do with the data?

[43:08] Breaking down the differences between Identification, Persuasion and GOTV

[46:05] Do you have a clear message and are you sticking to it?

[48:33] Do you have a well outlined budget and clear vote goal?

[50:56] Don’t get pulled off your message!

[51:20] Where can listeners find you online?

[51:52] Outro

Losing, Winning and Leading with Integrity with Matt Krause

Matt Krause: Losing, Winning and Leading with Integrity

Losing, Winning & Leading with Integrity

Today we’re talking to Representative Matt Krause of Texas 93rd District about how he got started as a candidate and the lessons he has learned through both defeat and victory.

Matt is a 4th generation Texan and has just been re-elected to his third term in the Texas State House. He’s a graduate of San Diego Christian College, where he was a star athlete and earned some recognition from ESPN Magazine. Following College, Matt in the inaugural class at Liberty University School of Law. His resume since then is extensive and I’ll link to a more full form in the show notes.

Winning with Grassroots & Leveraging Volunteers with Toby Marie Walker

Toby Walker: Winning with Grassroots & Leveraging Volunteers

Grassroots, Volunteers & So Much More!

This week, we’re talking with one of my favorite people and hardest working conservative activists I’ve ever met, Toby Marie Walker. We’re going to talk to Toby about how she got started in politics, the craziness of living through the last 7 years as a TEA Party Leader, and find out what her biggest pieces of advice are for first-time candidates, from a grassroots leader and volunteer perspective.

How to Run a Data-Driven Campaign with Brendan Steinhauser

Brendan Steinhauser: How to Run a Data-Driven Campaign

How to Run a Data Driven Campaign

This episode, we’re talking to Brendan Steinhauser, a national grassroots organizer and campaign manager with a fantastic record.

Brendan spent seven years in Washington, D.C. working as the national Director of Federal and State Campaigns for FreedomWorks and he’s managed a number of campaigns, from state to federal level. Since 2012, Brendan has operated the Austin based Steinhauser Strategies with his bride Randan, providing full service public relations, government affairs and political consulting service.

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