Brad Ashford, once the incumbent Democrat president of Nebraska, took a small lead when it was not his turn to fight for his seat in the House, and backed Republican Don Bacon against Democratic nominee Kara Eastman.. The biggest conflict was that Ashford saw Eastman as too progressive and sought her ability to be a true representative of the field.
The same story is unfolding in Oregon this year. Kurt Schrader managed to get a lot of internal support from the Democrats in his primary elections. When it came time for Schrader to admit his loss and support his opponent, it just didn’t happen. Instead, Schrader said he thought it was a big mistake and that Democrat voters had made the wrong choice and would hand over the area to Republicans. He went on to add that he was unlikely to support the Democratic nominee for governor.
“You are moving me to Portland, this is not Kurt Schroeder’s crowd, in itself,” Schrader said in an interview with KATU. “Neither Band. The band is extremely liberal – a lot of people there from Seattle and California over the last 10 years – and I think that made a huge difference.”
In the race for governor, Schrader said: “There is a significant chance” he will not support Kotek, the Democratic nominee. He will consider supporting Johnson.
So, you have an elected former Democrat who wants to support your opponent. They are upset that they lost to you in the primary. This can also happen in an open competition, where the “preferred” candidate is not the one who wins the primary. How do you overcome this obstacle?
Address the problem directly
You are unlikely to win the primary 100% to 0%. You are much more likely to win the district by a bigger margin. You may have won the district in battle. Your race in the primary may have been close. Either way, you need to reach out and get Democrat voters to go home. By default, the vast majority of voters will do just that because they prefer your campaign to the Republican alternative.
The Democratic candidate or infrastructure that doesn’t like your campaign can still be a significant obstacle. Returning these voters to your base is one of the first tasks you are trying to take on. The most important thing is to speak aloud to the places where you and your main supporters of the opponent agree. Even if you have significant disagreements with your main opponent, this does not mean that these disagreements exist with their constituents. Give an example of what you believe in and why you strongly believe that your campaign is the right one for success.
So, you will face your opponent in the general election, who may have the approval of your main opponent; or a Democrat loser who won’t support Republicans but speaks ill of your campaign. It’s time to turn on high speed, how to turn up your voice louder and draw attention to the crowd.
Raising someone’s voice is often a way to prevent even the hearing of people in need of representation. If the infrastructure or a former candidate behaves this way, realize that they are working hard to outperform your campaign. They use their voice, which they feel is more powerful, to belittle and delay your campaign before you start. In interpersonal conflict, shouting back and forth will not matter. In a campaign, you don’t have to shout at those who say these things; what you can do is use amplifiers to convey your message.
Post your messages on many platforms from social media to TV, radio, print, whatever the campaign supports you, and let the community get to know you so they can spread your message. There are people who voted for someone else in the primary, but the more they learn about you, the more they can spread the good news they think your campaign brings. This excess allows for organic growth among your constituents. It also means that the more the sufferer loses, the more they are rejected.
Be open with your constituents and let them be the amps you need.