The Short Dictionary of Campaignspeak

When the election cycle begins, droves of consultants, campaign staff, and legislative assistants circle around candidates, waiting to create a mini-"movement" to get he or she re-elected. Campaign workers form a relatively small workforce around the country that moves on a whim; they are relatively young (35 and under), energetic, and mostly female. They have their own tradespeak when talking among themselves. Some slang includes calling hard Democrats 1's, undecideds 3's, and hard Republicans 5'sHerding cats refers to managing volunteers, because you can't boss around a volunteer like you would an intern (sheep). A statewide is a campaign that spans the state rather than region. Okay those are just a few. I need to go shower now.