Preparing For The Race

I am proud to announce that “Preparing for the Race: 50+ Questions for the Potential Candidate” is my latest book, and it is available now through

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Over the past almost two decades I developed a list of political questions while observing candidates running for office. We’ve all watched as candidates were blindsided by something found in their past, or someone coming forward with information about them. This happened because someone did not check into the background of the candidate very closely or put them through a “vetting” process.

Quite possibly if someone would have asked a candidate these questions before they ran, it might have saved their campaign or at least prepared them better to answer the tough questions.

I used the list to help several friends who were running for office, both Democrats and Republicans, and I have added questions over the years as I have seen candidates crash and burn.

I have done a lot of opposition research on candidates. People like me are always looking for that little nugget that might help our candidate win the race. This book will help in the vetting process of possible candidates. It will also help those who work for politicians or on campaigns to be better prepared. It has several “Helpful Hints” for the candidates and their managers.

For those who write about politics, this book will be helpful in asking the right questions. Voters can use the questions in this book to see if the candidate really understands what living in the real world means.

Face it, every election cycle we see candidates get blindsided by questions or by information that was found about them.

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Here is the description of “Preparing for the Race: 50+ Questions for the Potential Candidate” on 

Politics is a contact sport – so be prepared!

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a list of questions to ask candidates before they announce their candidacy and some helpful hints for those who are faced with some embarrassing actions from their past? This is that list! This book will assist candidates in knowing what questions may come up during a campaign and in being prepared to answer them.

People involved in politics will find the book helpful in vetting prospective candidates.

Campaign managers and campaign communications personnel will also find this book helpful in formulating responses to tough questions asked about their candidate.

Journalists, bloggers, and voters will find this book helpful in asking the right questions to the candidates.

Candidates – Remember, the higher the elective office, the more likely opponents, people who support your opponents, and people in the media will be checking into your background. No rock will be left unturned, because politics is a contact sport.