They're doing it again.
The Libertarian Party of Texas has scheduled a Candidate Training Seminar at DFW Airport Marriott South Hotel for Saturday, June 14.
The reason? "This year," say LP officials, "there will be 132 Libertarian candidates on ballots across Texas" meaning that many of those office-seekers will be newbies needing knowledge, experienced campaigners brushing up on their politicking skills or old electoral dogs looking to learn new vote-getting tricks, tips and techniques.
The Dallas/Ft. Worth seminar, officially dubbed The Basics of Political Campaigning, is the second of three events following a similar session in Houston on the previous Saturday and preceding the Austin gathering in July.
Candidates, volunteers, staffers, potential future candidates just testing the waters and anyone else who wants to get involved are invited to attend and learn how to become as effective as possible.
"There will be useful information and networking for everyone," the Party promises. "We have a lot to do to help these candidates make the most of their opportunities."
According to Texas LP Executive Director Lauren Daugherty basic campaign skills will be covered by Robert Butler, Williamson County chair and the party's nominee for Lt. Governor who will use material from his book 18 Steps to Win a Local Election.
Daugherty will cover such topics as "data management and how to make the most of what the state party can offer" while state chair Kurt Hildebrand will discuss the subject of messaging. The entire training program is expected to be covered in about 3 1/2 hours.
Tickets, times and other information are located at LPTexas - The Basics of Political Campaigning.