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Comment author: NancyLebovitz 29 September 2010 11:36:31PM *  4 points [-]

There's an organization (sorry no cite, but maybe this story will dredge up the info from other people) which teaches people how to be politically effective.

There was a woman who wanted to get a local issue taken care of, but she couldn't get any traction. She went to the organization, and they found a mayor(?) who was running uncontested, and told her how to run against him.

If she'd actually run, he'd have needed to do a lot more campaigning, even though he certainly would have won. So he went to her and said, "What do you want?".

Her issue was taken care of, and she has continued to be politically active.