A Day in the Life of a Candidate

During a election, citizens are bombarded with campaign literature and media coverage of candidates, but running for public office takes much more than slick mailers and TV commercials. This video demonstrates some of the routine, but critical work that goes into running for public office. Approximately 35 minutes in length, the video features the Republican and Democratic candidates for the November 2000 race for California's 5th Senate District. Two high school students serve as the video's host as they take viewers through the last four weeks leading up to the election. Highlights of the video include footage from campaign-related activities such as precinct walking, phone banking, community engagements staff briefing, interviews with both candidates, and election night coverage.