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campaign

Politics Business a series of coordinated activities, such as public speaking and demonstrating, designed to achieve a social, political, or commercial goal

Campaign

 

Russian kampaniia, from the French campagne)

(1) Specially organized work for a certain period, activities aimed at implementing important recurring social and political, economic, or cultural measures (for example, election campaigns, sowing campaigns).

(2) In Russian a word referring to a period of uninterrupted operation of a unit, mechanism, or machine; the duration of its work from the moment it is started until it is stopped for a major overhaul (for example, the kampaniia of a blast furnace).

(3)A military campaign.

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Journalists and academics think of negative campaigning as personal attacks," says Geer.
There is considerable reason to believe the electorate appreciates negative campaigning.
That means candidates have a hard time rebutting false information, journalists have a hard time doing "truth checks," and other measures that keep campaigning accountable to basic standards of decency and accuracy are absent.
As the Republicans sloshed through the snow, they had to share the final New Hampshire campaign weekend with President Clinton, who was out campaigning again even though he faces no major primary opposition.
But pending campaign reforms do not address campaigning by aides or a second widespread abuse among incumbents seeking reelection: the use of franked mail as a campaign tool.
Troy argues that there was, in fact, a golden age of campaigning, the period from 1896 to 1944.
There is also perspective: I've done a dozen stories about negative campaigning, for instance, but I never understood what it feels like to be low-balled.