Research: Why people run for office, what helps them succeed, and what gets in their way

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41% of respondents reference a moment of validation as a turning point. Overcoming fear and experiencing early success helps first-time candidates step into their new identity and enables further success. Accelerating the timeline on which this takes place, could accelerate the campaign trajectory. We took that to mean: The earlier we can endorse and engage with a candidate, the better.

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