Saturday, October 25, 2008

Running for Office

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This being a transformational year, a lot of people who never had any exposure to the election process are now involved. Some are following things like polls who never did before. Some are working for a campaign for the very first time. Indubitably, this will lead some people to run for office. Like Joe the Plumber.

Joe Wurzelbacher, a.k.a. "Joe the Plumber," said Friday he may consider running for Congress in 2010, challenging longtime Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D) in the Toledo-area district.

"I'll tell you what, we'd definitely be in one heck of a fight," Wurzelbacher said during an appearance on the Laura Ingraham show Friday, "but, you know, I'd be up for it."
In general, most people's first run is not for Congress, it's for a local office. Working a campaign is not the same as being the candidate. And holding elective office isn't always what one thinks it is. But starting at the Congressional level is certainly not unheard of.

So what about you?