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ElectionMall and Microsoft Join to Power Campaigns at Personal Democracy Forum Conference 2010

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ElectionMall.com and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) today announced a strategic partnership to provide the one-stop technology shop for running and winning political and issue advocacy campaigns. As part of the relationship, the companies introduced Campaign Cloud, an integrated set of customizable technologies, from online collaboration to robust Web presence. The two companies announced the relationship today at Personal Democracy Forum Conference 2010.

MEDIA ALERT: Microsoft and ElectionMall.com Press Availability June 4

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — What: Press Availability with Microsoft and ElectionMall. Who: Stan Freck, Director of U.S. Public Sector Cloud Services at Microsoft and Ravi Singh, CEO and Founder of ElectionMall.com. 10am EDT, Friday June 4, at the Personal Democracy Forum Conference 2010, The Graduate Center – B. Altman Building – Breakout C, The City University of New York.

Juan Manuel Santos Grows Extremely Quickly in Social Networks

BOGOTA, Colombia (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In only two weeks, the Santos Presidential campaign has managed to slingshot the candidate across social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, hi5, Delicious and WordPress. Santos’ Facebook fans were at 70,409 before the Web 2.0 campaign began, and now number 148,750 within 15 days.

Twitter Goes Down and Hall of Shame Goes Up in Colombia Presidential Elections 2010

BOGOTA, Colombia (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Web 2.0 Victory Team set up by presidential candidate Juan Manuel Santos, has recently been attacked through various online media. These attacks have ranged from fake profiles or groups on Twitter and Facebook, to misleading or abusive comments on blogs. In response, the Web 2.0 Victory Team, led by Santiago Valencia, has created the ‘Wall of Shame.’

Santos Campaign Making History: Juan Manuel Santos is First Politician in South America to Launch Campaign Through the Internet

BOGOTA, Colombia (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Political campaigns in Latin-America have always been marked by traditionalism, manifestations, crowded plazas and message distribution through traditional media such as television, billboards, written press and radio. Never before has voter outreach been conducted through the Internet and other new media technologies.

Newt Gingrich Names Dr. Jim Garlow to Chair Renewing American Leadership

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich today named Dr. Jim Garlow as Chairman of Renewing American Leadership (ReAL), the non-profit organization Gingrich created. Dr. Garlow is an author, communicator, commentator, historian, and cultural observer. For the last 14 years, he has served as Senior Pastor of Skyline Wesleyan Church in San Diego, Calif., and will continue to do so.

One Tennessee County Commissioner Candidate Declares 2010 Census Unconstitutional

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — County Commissioner candidate and former U.S. Marine, Trinity Persful, sparked some controversy this weekend at a Rise & Shine Conservative Breakfast at Dotson’s Cafe when he warned Williamson County residents against the federal usurpation of local government by means of the 2010 census. A constitutional conservative, Mr. Persful puts forth that although citizens have an obligation to be rightfully counted for purposes of representation.

Conservative PAC Says Joseph Kennedy Taking More Votes from Martha Coakley in U.S. Senate Race

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — William Greene, Chairman of the conservative online political action committee RightMarch.com PAC, announced today that Independent candidate Joseph Kennedy is taking enough votes from Martha Coakley to ensure her loss in the upcoming special election for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts.

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. Launches New Website: Reaching Voters in New and Exciting Ways

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., the incumbent candidate for Illinois 2nd Congressional district, has launched his new Website. The site focuses on new Web strategies to increase the Get Out The Vote (GOTV) efforts for the campaign. The new Website encourages supporters to share their ideas with the Congressman, participate in polls and attend fundraising events.

State Representative Kurt Kelly Files to Run for Congress against Grayson

ORLANDO, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — State Representative Kurt Kelly, whose district covers part of Florida’s Eighth Congressional district, today filed paperwork to run for Congress against controversial first-term Democrat Rep. Alan Grayson. ‘The people of Central Florida deserve a Congressman with a business background who knows that money spent by the federal government in Washington isn’t play money, but rather hard-earned money taken out of each of our paychecks,’ said Rep. Kelly.

e-Democracy in Panama – CEO of ElectionMall Technologies Speaks at IAPC Conference

PANAMA CITY, Panama, Nov. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ravi Singh, the CEO of ElectionMall Technologies, will be speaking on ‘The Wide Swath’ panel at the annual IAPC conference. The IAPC, or the International Association of Political Consultants, is an organization of professionals in the political sphere, dedicated to helping spread democracy throughout the world. Their main event is an annual conference, where many gather to discuss upcoming world elections and deconstruct recent trends in the political cycle.

eDemocracy 2.0 Comes to Canada – ElectionMall CEO Discusses How Technology is Changing Politics Worldwide

TORONTO, Canada (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ravi Singh, CEO and founder of ElectionMall Technologies, is scheduled to speak at the 10th annual Art and Science of Public Affairs conference, sponsored by the Public Affairs Association of Canada. ElectionMall Technologies is a campaign technology company that is dedicated to helping campaigns of all sizes utilize technology and reach voters since 2000. Singh is recognized as the ‘Campaign Guru,’ a global expert on campaign technology.

Kentucky Attorney Eric C. Conn Serenades President Obama through Musical Ad Campaign

STANVILLE, Ky. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Attorney Eric C. Conn has launched an ad campaign in hopes of grabbing the attention of President Obama. Today, Conn announced his new video with legendary bluegrass singer, Ralph Stanley, and model actress Amber Ettinger, more widely known as the ‘Obama girl.’ Attorney Conn, locally known as ‘Mr. Social Security/SSI,’ from his numerous billboards and radio ads around the region, is seeking an appointment by the president to the Social Security Advisory Board.

Campaign in the Box – ElectionMall Offers Innovative Technology Tools Bundled into One Single Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After nine years of providing technology to political campaigns ElectionMall.com has learned a few things about the common challenges many of their clients face. ‘Running for political office isn’t easy,’ describes ElectionMall CEO Ravi Singh. ‘We see a lot of campaigns that don’t know where to begin and are struggling to figure it all out.’

Georgia Gubernatorial Candidate Oxendine speaks September 29 about Small Business to Georgia Association of Business Brokers

ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Georgia Insurance Commissioner John W. Oxendine, the Republican frontrunner in the 2010 Georgia governor’s race, will offer his views on the prospects for small businesses and the future of business in Georgia at the monthly meeting of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers on Tuesday.

Thanks to President Obama, Everyday is a Campaign, says ElectionMall

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ElectionMall launches new social media tools – great for candidates from school board to President. As technology continues to drive political participation at all levels, the need for the latest tools makes all the difference as candidates, from the school board to the White House, look to engage voters, raise money and win on Election Day.

Louisiana Libertarian Senatorial Candidate Speaks Out

MANDEVILLE, La. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Louisiana’s Libertarian Party Senatorial Candidate Anthony ‘Tony G’ Gentile told supporters on Sunday not to fret about the lack of attention from the press. Jokingly he told friends and supporters, ‘If I take my shirt off to win votes I’ll actually lose votes, my belly’s too big! I also have no need to seek out a madam.’

Brewer Petitions White House for ‘Beer Nutrition Czar’ Position

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Publisher Bob Skilnik, president of Gambrinus Media, announced his candidacy today for the role of United States ‘Beer Nutrition Czar.’ President Obama might soon be looking for another Czar who can help clarify the innumerable misconceptions about beer’s historic role as a beverage of moderation, hopes Skilnik (although he has little faith that the President won’t be able to resist saying ‘more taxes’ and ‘beer’ in the same sentence).

Former Gubernatorial Candidate Announces Run for U.S. Senate

MANDEVILLE, La., May 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — From his campaign headquarters in Mandeville, Louisiana Anthony ‘Tony G’ Gentile announced his candidacy for U.S. Senator. He’ll be running as an Independent. Gentile advertises himself as a conservative but is willing to listen to all that present sound high impact ideas that will benefit our country.

Put Down The Bong Pick Up The Ballot Says Los Angeles Mayoral Candidate

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With 3 hours left to vote in California’s least-watched major election, pastor Craig X. Rubin is reaching out to Los Angeles’ 420 community and asking them to, ‘Put down the bong and pick up the ballot.’ He told supporters, ‘In the remaining hours call a friend and get out the vote.’ This election is going to have a historically low turnout and a few thousand stoners could win it for Pastor Rubin of the Family Church in Pasadena.

‘Last on the Ballot, First in Your Heart’ Craig Rubin’s Catchy Slogan in Los Angeles’ Mayor Election to Guide Him to Victory

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With ten candidates running for mayor Tuesday March 3rd in this year’s election – and most people thinking the mayor is sure to win again – one candidate, Pastor Craig X Rubin, is predicting a big upset and he explains why. ‘We are the only campaign with a positive base of support. The lying mayor is running on safety (the city isn’t safer) and my best opponent is running on an anti-Latino campaign in the largest Latino city in the world, outside of Mexico City.’

Medical Marijuana Author Endorses Craig X Rubin for Mayor

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dennis Peron, the senior citizen who wrote Proposition P back in 1991, says, Vote for Craig Rubin. Proposition P was the nation’s first medical marijuana legislation and has inspired national change. When it was introduced 80-percent of the voters in California’s county and city supported medical use. Since then nearly two dozen states have legalized marijuana for medical purposes. Dennis Peron, the man who started the medical marijuana movement, has come out in support of Mayoral candidate Craig X Rubin.

Fox News Joins Major News Organizations Promoting Marijuana Candidate with Air Time for Craig Rubin

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Craig Rubin, candidate for mayor in the City of Los Angeles, is certainly happy that Michael Phelps is not going to be prosecuted, but is still organizing an international boycott against Kellogg’s. He is even happier that marijuana seems to be the subject d’jour the month before the L.A. Mayoral election. Rubin, who recently has become a fixture on Los Angeles television and radio, is the off-beat candidate challenging the current mayor in ‘The City of Angels.’

International Boycott of Kellogg’s Products Called for Over Michael Phelps Firing

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Millions of Americas are currently unemployed with hundreds of thousands being added to the unemployment roles monthly. Michael Phelps is obviously not unemployed, but he has been fired by Kellogg’s as their spokesman. Pastor Craig X Rubin, candidate for mayor in the City of Los Angeles, is calling for an international boycott of all Kellogg’s products as a result of his firing.

Obama is Powerless Over DEA Says Candidate Craig Rubin

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The pro-medical marijuana candidate said, ‘While the DEA is raiding local marijuana facilities against the wishes of President Barack Obama our mayor says nothing. When I am Mayor I’ll protect patients and clubs.’ L.A.’s current mayor has ducked debating candidate Craig X Rubin who is challenging him for another term as leader of the City of Angels.

Marijuana Leads to Harder Things Says Mayoral Candidate as He Gains in Polls

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Law enforcement has said marijuana leads to hard things. Pastor Craig X Rubin, candidate for L.A.’s mayor race, agrees, ‘Barack Obama wrote that he smoked marijuana. The Super Bowl MVP smoked pot, the greatest Olympian of all time, the world’s highest paid actor and some of the world’s top educators have all smoked grass, so by looking at these results one can conclude that marijuana does lead to harder things….like a leadership position in your chosen field.’

Marijuana in the News Propels Craig Rubin to New Highs in Los Angeles Mayor’s Race

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Three months ago Super Bowl MVP Santonio Holmes was cited for marijuana possession, Olympian Michael Phelps outed with a bong, brother of Barack Obama jailed for possessing one joint of cannabis, so marijuana has been in the news a lot this week. One candidate for the officer of Mayor of Los Angeles in the upcoming election is hoping the trend continues. Craig Rubin says, ‘Marijuana is the way out of the economic crisis. Here in California, marijuana is the number one cash crop.’

Craig Rubin in Mayor’s Election Agrees with Barack Obama

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The War on Drugs has been an utter failure. We need to rethink and decriminalize our marijuana laws, said President Barack Obama January 21, 2004. This quote comes from a video being passed via YouTube.com We need to rethink how we are doing the Drug War. Currently we are not doing a good job. Out of the wide group of candidates running for public office in California, one particular candidate – Craig X Rubin – stands out from the field because he claims legalizing marijuana will create jobs.

Pro-Marijuana Mayoral Candidate Craig X Rubin Looks for Jesse Ventura Style Victory

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Major papers are saying that there is no competition for Villaraigosa’s mayoral job. Especially considering that he is sitting on a huge financial war chest. Will that fact and the fact he is planning to run for Governor while not having accomplished much hinder him? Pastor Rubin says, ‘Yes’ and looks for Ventura style victory. (VIDEO – VNR)

ElectionMall Campaign Headquarters Becomes the Biggest Election Night Party in DC

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Where will you be on Election Night? A good bet would be at ElectionMall’s Campaign Headquarters, the Ultrabar just blocks away from the White House and Capitol. Celebrate this Election Night 2008 with celebrities, ambassadors from nine countries, friends and colleagues, professionals young and old alike and possibly your very own congressmen. Everyone is welcome whether Democrat, Republican or Independent.

New Children’s Book Lets Kids Know ‘Mama Voted for Obama!’

MADISON, Wis., Oct. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Building on the success of ‘Why Mommy is a Democrat’ and ‘Why Daddy is a Democrat,’ author and political activist Jeremy Zilber announces the release of his third self-published children’s book, ‘Mama Voted for Obama!’ (ISBN: 978-0-9786688-2-2). With its Seuss-like use of repetition, rhythm, and rhyme, Mama Voted for Obama offers a whimsical celebration of Obama’s historic presidential campaign while providing his supporters an entertaining way to let their kids know how they voted in 2008.

Ron Paul Style Politician, Craig X Rubin, Running for Mayor of Los Angeles Gives Press Conference

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Craig X Rubin held a press conference at the Los Angeles Press Club Monday evening, September 29th, to announce his plans as the next Mayor of the City of Los Angeles. In the next election he detailed how he planned to go after the current Mayor at his base. Despite being a ‘white boy’ from the Westside, Candidate Rubin is a fluent Spanish speaker, who even ad-libbed some Spanish in a guest appearance he made on Showtime’s hit series ‘Weeds’ starring Kevin Nealon and Mary-Louis Parker.

WiseUSA ’08 – A Global Meditation Program Aimed at Influencing the American Election

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Gaiafield Center for Subtle Activism (GCSA), sponsored by the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), announces the launch of WiseUSA ’08, a non-partisan, free global meditation and prayer program to run from October 1st to November 6th 2008, designed to draw forth wise leadership from both politicians and citizens during and beyond the U.S. presidential election. (VIDEO – VNR)

City of Angels a Heavenly Place to Live Promises Pastor When Elected Mayor of Los Angeles

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Media Advisory: Press Conference — Controversial religious leader, and now Los Angeles Mayoral candidate, Pastor Craig X Rubin of the Family Church (formerly of Temple 420), is taking questions from the press and public in an open interview press conference as he announces his candidacy for Mayor of the City of Los Angeles. (VIDEO – VNR)

Keep Raising Money Online and Spend It All By November 4 Says ElectionMall CEO

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ElectionMall’s CEO and Founder, Ravi Singh, will reveal industry secrets on winning this election through the strategic use of the Internet in tomorrow’s Campaigns and Elections one day seminar. Singh will discuss what campaigns must do in the last 45 days before Election Day in order to win. ElectionMall’s topic is ‘Effectively Using the Internet in the Final Days’ from 2:45 to 3:45.

Ultimate Republican Trivia Book Released by Marshall Rand Publishing

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — More than fifty-five million Americans proudly call themselves Republicans. However, many individuals support political parties without fully understanding the history behind them. Author and historian Scott Paul Frush wants to shed light on one of the parties that has made a difference in this country by examining its rich history in the book, ‘Ultimate Republican Trivia: 1001 Fun and Fascinating Facts’ (ISBN: 978-0974437415, Marshall Rand Publishing).

Greg Conlon Believes U.S. Fiscal Policies Need to Change and Federal Government Expenses Need to be Cut 10-Percent

SAN CARLOS, Calif., June 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Greg Conlon, recently elected in the June Primary Election as the Republican Candidate for U.S. Congress in California’s 12th District, believes Congress and the country’s fiscal policies need to change to strengthen the value of the dollar and significantly decrease oil and gasoline prices in the U. S. The 12th District includes most of San Mateo County and the Southwestern portion of the City of San Francisco.

U.S. Senate Candidate Unveils New ‘Weapon’ for Bringing Issues to Voters

SPEARFISH, S.D. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Although political campaigns for national office are hideously expensive these days, you don’t necessarily have to spend big to spend smart. South Dakota Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sam Kephart’s campaign is employing a unique web-based technology to reach new donors and potential voters.

Former American Idol Contestant Antonella Barba Becomes Spokesperson for ElectionMall’s Voter Space

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — American Idol’s season six brought Antonella Barba into public view. Despite leading in Internet polling and search engines, Antonella was eliminated (sounds like a fate known by certain politicians). Now Antonella is back in the spotlight but not for glamour or show biz. The senior at Catholic University is reaching out to the new generation of voters by singing the National Anthem, promoting talking avatars, and addressing first time voters on their essential participation for a better democracy.

ElectionMall, Google, and Iowa GOP Provide Real-Time Results of 2008 Iowa Caucus

DES MOINES, Iowa – Jan. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The highly anticipated Iowa Caucus will finally take place this evening and instead of waiting for local and cable news outlets to report the results, Americans can view the Caucus results in real-time. In an historic collaboration between ElectionMall Technologies, the Iowa Republican Party, and Google; voters, bloggers and politicos will be able to view actual county breakdowns once the results are phoned in.