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How Do We Attract the Best Candidates to Run for Public Office?

Monday, June 17, 2013

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Election season now seemingly stretches endlessly from election to election. The public exposure of running for office often forces candidates’ family and personal lives prominently into the judgment of the public eye.

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As Citizens for Political Reform, it’s up to all of us to make our collective voice heard to influence our leaders in Washington and across the country to make our government work. Every week, BPC will ask Citizens for Political Reform questions to solicit ways to improve government. Responses to these questions will be used to help inform the Commission on Political Reform and policy makers about public opinion.


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