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IL CD-15: Ex-Miss America & '18 Atty Gen nom Erika Harold (R) has decided she will NOT run for the open congressional seat. No major GOP candidate in the race yet for this safe GOP seat, but St Sen Jason Plummer (R) is expected to enter the race soon.

CA CD-8: Retired NFL football player, Iraq War vet & motivational speaker Jeremy Staat (R) to run for retiring Cong Paul Cook's (R) newly open seat.

UT CD-4: Nurse practitioner & National Guard officer Chris Biesinger (R) becomes 6th GOP to enter race vs freshman Cong Ben McAdams (D).

GEORGIA. Gov Brian Kemp (R) says he'll use public application process for anyone seeking appointment to the soon-to-be-vacant US Senate seat. While it is likely for show, it may also be to discourage some big names from applying as it openly shows ambition


AMPAC hosts 2019 Candidate Workshop in Washington, DC

Have you ever wondered what it takes to run for political office? If you answered yes, you’re not alone. Recently, participants from across the country came to the AMA offices in Washington, DC to learn what it takes to be a successful candidate for public office.

Attendees of the two-day Candidate Workshop were taught the ins and outs of running a winning political campaign. The agenda included a bevy of bi-partisan political veterans who spoke from years of experience on topics such as the secret of effective fundraising, the importance of developing a disciplined campaign plan and message, how to handle the inevitable crises that emerge for every campaign and the impact being a candidate can have on your family and your practice.

The Candidate Workshop is just one of the political education programs that AMPAC provides for physicians, spouses and state medical society staff who have ever entertained running for public office. For more information on these programs please visit AMPAConline.org.

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AMPAC to host Campaign School September 26-29 in Washington, DC

Open to AMA members, their spouses, medical students, residents and state medical association staff who want to become more involved in campaigning process, the 2019 AMPAC Campaign School will be taking place Sept. 26-29 at the AMA offices in Washington, D.C.  The Campaign School is designed to provide participants with the skills and strategic approach they need to run a successful political campaign. During the two-and-a-half day in-person portion of the program, under the direction of AMA political experts, participants will be MORE