CANDIDATE

What name should I put on the candidate registration form?

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The Democratic Party is the oldest of the two major parties having formed in 1792 from what remained of Thomas Jefferson's Anti-Federalist Party. A significant shift happened in the party after the 1930s when it adopted New Deal-era policies like social welfare programs and government intervention in the economy.

Today, the party has gravitated toward Republicans on free trade and certain economic issues, but it remains popular in defending the interests of the minority groups. But the party has long been fractured into many diverse factions who often in-fight over important issues.

Key Voter Groups

Blue Collar Bloc


New Coalition Democrats


Postmoderns


Progressives

Democratic Party

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Select Primary Issue

New New Deal


Climate Action


Ban Assault Weapons


More, Open Borders


Green Energy


Right to Choose


Universal Health Care


Marriage Equality


Worker Rights


The Republican Party was formed in 1854 as an anti-slavery party with a slogan that bests captures the spirit of the party through the decades: "free labor, free land, free men." Having seen many transformations over the years, the party today still reflects its classical liberalism roots of protecting individual rights, but it's also influenced by a social conservatism that dictates their policies on social issues.

Today, the party is questioning its identity and determining what direction to take in the future as the demographics game gives advantage to the Democrats.

Key Voter Groups

Dissaffected


Libertarian


Main Street Conservative


Tea Party

Republican Party

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Select Primary Issue

Austerity


Climate Denial


Gun Rights


Stricter Controls


Drill, Baby, Drill


Fetal Rights


Repeal Obamacare


Traditional Marriage


Right to Work


Issue Stances

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June - Week 1

JUNE 2014

HELP ITEM

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VICTORY!!!!!

Congrats! You've won the election! Now it's time to prepare for your new life as a politician. Will you uphold your promises you made during the campaign? How will you negotiate the needs of your constituents with the promises you made to any lobbyists you took money from? Will you vote on party lines, or be an independent? Time will tell.

Your Votes:


Opponent Votes:


turnout

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DEFEAT!!!!!

Aww. We lost! For all our efforts, we failed to garner enough votes. Maybe it was an issue of turnout? Maybe we didn't have the support of key voter groups who turned out in the election? Maybe we just suck? Either way, it's back to the real world for us, but hey, you didn't really want to be in Congress. I mean, they have like a 13% approval rating right now anyway...

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Opponent Votes:


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Credits

Game Design/Development: John C. Osborn

Lead Artist: John T. Carter

Lead Sound Engineer: Tyberius H. Guenley



Special Thanks:

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Point of the Game

The goal of The Candidate is to get elected into Congress! You've just won your party's primary, and now the time has come to woo the general electorate. In order to do this, you must raise money, pick issues to gain Support from different Voter Groups, and try to increase the Turnout of Voter Groups that support you to ensure victory. It's not so much to gain the affection of Voter Groups, you must also ensure they Turnout, or you will lose.



In order to do this, you will select Challenges in the game that allow you make decisions on different aspects of your campaign. But be wary, if you make the wrong choices and the wrong time, you will lose opportunities.

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Resources

In The Candidate, there are several Resources you must consider as you engage your journey to Congress. In the game screen, you can move your mouse over the many icons to learn what they represent. Below is a brief explanation of the major resources:



Money: The backbone to any campaign. You need money to run political ads supporting your candidacy or smearing your opponent, to engage in other forms of communication like mailers, and to do other super fun things in your campaign. Run low, and you'll find yourself hurting.


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