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Originally published in the summer 2008 Harvard Kennedy School Bulletin
The campaigns of Democrats and Republicans alike depend on a diverse group of people to support them, and in a wide variety of roles, including paid professional political operatives, fundraisers, volunteer poll-watchers, expert advisors on policy and position development, organizers, and a nearly endless number of other positions paid and unpaid, full- and part-time and 24/7 time. This election season, alumni across the country and across the political spectrum are working behind the scenes for candidates.
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