A tight race in a swing district was once again the backdrop for AMPAC’s annual Campaign School on April 13-17 in Arlington, VA. 27 participants from 15 states (AR, CA, CT, DC, GA, HI, IA, IN, MA, NE, NY, OH, OK, PA, VA) worked on the Congressional “campaigns” of either a Democrat or Republican. The participants included 21 physicians, 3 medical students and 3 spouses.
The program opened with a talk from U.S. Senator (and AMPAC alumnus) John Barrasso, MD of Wyoming. Dr. Barrasso talked about his path to public service, starting with his weekly appearances on television 30 years ago that helped him become known as “Wyoming’s Doctor.” Reflecting on a half-decade in the state legislature followed by almost 10 years in the U.S. Senate, he recommended that aspiring physician officeholders sharpen their communicating skills, keeping in mind that they need to master the newest communication channels. Dr. Barrasso reminded the participants that more doctors are needed in public office, but that campaigns require careful planning and a willingness to take advantage of opportunities when they arise. He noted that plenty of candidates with great campaign plans still lose elections, but no candidate ever got elected without a great plan. (more…)
On November 14th at the AMA’s Interim Meeting in Orlando, FL AMPAC will host a Capitol Club Luncheon with featured speaker, Stu Rothenberg. Stu Rothenberg is a renowned political insider and commentator in Washington, D.C. and editor of the Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report. This event will highlight the outcome of the election season and comment on the shape of the political landscape moving forward. If you are interested in attending this exclusive ticketed event, please join or renew your MORE
AMPAC’s Capitol Club Platinum members will be invited to attend an exclusive cocktail reception with Stu Rothenberg on Sunday, November 13th during the AMA’s Interim Meeting. Platinum members will have the first opportunity to meet face-to-face with Stu Rothenberg and ask questions in a casual and candid setting just five days post the 2016 Election Day.