Aaron Cappocchi
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You have correctly pinpointed the main defensive reason for landing your candidate in a particular state.

The other thing to consider is that you don't want to give your opponent a nice spot to use the Gaffe Event against you. When played by your opponent, Gaffe subtracts three support from the state that your candidate is in. So you sometimes do not want to be standing in a valuable state that gives your opponent a nice juicy target for it.
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Also, you must move your candidate to a state to add cubes there when playing a card as a campaigning action. It is free to move around within a region of course, but you can't add cubes to Pennsylvania and New Jersey and then just sit in New York.
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DorianGray wrote:
I'm aware of how your opponent would need to draw support checks if he/she wanted to increase/decrease his/her support in the state while your candidate is there, but apart from that are there any advantages at all to moving your candidate?


That's the only reason you would need to have your candidate in a specific state.
 
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Great way to protect a valuable state from your opponent marching right back into a state and demolishing your lead there. The support checks are a risky affair and hence you should avoid them unless you really need to go for a particular state. Gaffe is always a possibility if you follow this strategy though, so watch out.
 
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