Industry publicity for political candidates

Last updated July 1996

When running for political office, candidates often find that nonpolitical interest groups to which they belong are a great source of contacts and publicity. Sometimes publications dealing with an industry will do stories on people in that industry running for political office.

An example is health professionals. Eric Garris, a Libertarian who works for Nurseweek and Nursing and Allied Healthweek weekly magazines, says:

Nurseweek goes to all nurses in California (200,000). Nursing and Allied Healthweek goes to 120,000 nurses and allied health professionals in Texas. They love to cover stories about nurses and health professionals running for office, and sometimes who just are heavily involved in campaigns. They have done articles on the Libertarian Party and Libertarian candidates in the past.

A candidate who is a Registered Nurse in California, or a Registered Nurse, Licensed Vocational Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Physical Therapy Assistant, Pharmicist, Pharmacy Assistant, Medical Social Worker, Dietitian, Radiologist, Medical Tech, or other Allied Health field in Texas, should contact Garris for more information.

Source: June 30, 1996, posting to LPUS mailing list by Eric Garris.