How much money it takes to win North Carolina elections

Money isn’t the only factor in winning elections — but it is a major one. Campaign spending is one of the main determinants of whether a candidate can be viable for a particular race. That’s why Longleaf Politics scoured campaign finance records to find out exactly how much money it takes to win different types … Read more

The complete guide to landing a job in N.C. politics

Getting a job in North Carolina politics can be a challenge. It’s hard to break in, the landscape can be unstable, and the money isn’t always great. But it is possible, and the rewards can be enormous: Our state’s public servants do a phenomenal job making life better for the people of North Carolina. So … Read more

Guide to landing an internship in North Carolina politics

Want a career in North Carolina politics? That means you’ll probably first need an internship in North Carolina politics. Many of today’s top legislative staffers and campaign managers started as interns. It’s a great way to get experience and your foot in the door. We’ve rounded up details on some of the top programs for … Read more

Guide to North Carolina political consultants

Serious about running for office? Then certainly you’ve considered hiring a political consultant. The world of North Carolina political consulting is highly dependent on networking and personal connections. We tried to peel back the curtain a bit to give you a sense of who the power players are behind the scenes. This guide is limited … Read more