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6 Ways to Survive the Elections

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In the Washington, DC world, September bustles with activity as everyone goes back to work and back to school.  The elections seem oh so far away… or do they?

Political ads, fundraising emails, tweets, and calls are in full swing.  The Presidential debates dominate the news.  Actually, it’s high time in the political season.  The question is, “Can you bear two more months of this?”  Drum-roll, please. We bring you six ways to cope.

1  Enjoy the Political Drama at Face Value

With Hamilton being the hottest Broadway show, clearly the American public sees  and appreciates political drama.  This Presidential year is full of drama.  Consider taking your political views out of the equation and just view this for what it is… high drama with high stakes.  There is a reason TV shows are written about politics.  It can be very entertaining.

2  Engage Your Household

It can start being a family sport to follow the elections, not just Presidential but Congressional too.  Make predictions on poll numbers and pick winners.  Will the Senate flip control from Republican to Democrat?  Start picking possible cabinet choices for either Presidential candidate.  Start a family text during the debates.  They can be really entertaining.

3  Do Your Own Research

Which candidate most closely aligns with your views on issues affecting this country?  The answer will result in a serious look at the candidates rather than just hearing the sound bites and tweets and feeling discouraged.  Read their statements, interviews, and platforms.  Nothing can be more satisfying than knowing more than the ‘talking heads’ on political shows.

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Ann Sullivan
Ann Sullivanhttp://www.madisonservicesgroup.com/
ANN Sullivan is the President of Madison Services Group, Inc, a woman-owned government relations firm in Washington, DC. She also serves as Women Impacting Public Policy’s chief advocate in Washington, D.C., a role she has now held for over a decade.

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