For this assignment for PLS 212, you will pretend you have decided to run for Congress from Virginia's 5th congressional district and you will write an essay about your campaign. You must use outside sources, including newspapers, and you must cite using the MLA style.
For this assignment, you will need 5 things:
 A good knowledge of the demographics of the 5th District. You should not pick a campaign issue until you know this.
 A central issue
 Knowledge of what happened in previous elections
 Knowledge of how to use the media (radio, TV, Internet, newspapers, social media) in your campaign
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