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7th_Sephiroth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-04 07:44 PM
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how old does one have to be to run for congress?
hm? i really want to know so i can run as soon as i can
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Vickers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-04 07:45 PM
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1. 25
:thumbsup:
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liontamer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-04 07:46 PM
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2. and 30 for senate 35, for president
hope to see you try for all of the above
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Sandpiper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-04 07:46 PM
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3. 25 for the House
30 for the Senate

35 for POTUS
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7th_Sephiroth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-04 07:51 PM
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5. now that thats answered
where do i go to file an age discrimination lawsuit (i'm 20)
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-04 09:35 PM
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7. why not run for a local office in the meanwhile? nt
nt
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7th_Sephiroth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-04 10:00 PM
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8. any tips on how to get my foot in the door here?
nt
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 06:54 AM
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12. On November 3 or later, contact your state's Democratic party
and tell them you're interested in running for city council.
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China_cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 06:54 AM
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13. Start to be a political animal
by running for the lowest office available to you. Where I grew up that would have been Justice of the Peace. Here, where I live now, that would be as a member of one of the constituent school boards, working up to being a county school board member and then on to county or city council.

If you live in a small enough city/town you might even make a run for mayor. Start small and keep open for opportunities to get your name in the news (hopefully for good stuff, not for drunk driving or diddling underage paramours of either gender).

While in office, sponsor anything to do with kids...sports teams, scout troops, etc...and make sure you get your picture taken with them. Often.

Keep up at this pace and someday you too can be right up there with what we have to call 'candidates' today. (/cynicism)

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Catch22Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-04 07:47 PM
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4. I have too many skeletons
:evilgrin: But not as many as JOHN SULLIVAN (R-OK) so maybe I have a chance. Then again, like Okies are gonna elect a liberal former USAF Staff Sergeant. We can't even elect a (semi-liberal) former USAF Lt.Col (Doug Dodd) and kick Sullivan the fuck out!
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Journeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-04 09:12 PM
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6. Read the Constitution. . .
it'll tell you all you need to know and more. Make you a better citizen, too. And hey, whatta ya know, if you do read then win a contest for Congress, you'll be one of the few in that body who've actually read the manual that created it.
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7th_Sephiroth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 02:23 AM
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9. i have read the constitution
i just spaced and i forgot where i put my copy
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RivetJoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 05:41 AM
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11. Hmmm not the kinda guy I want representing me...
but you do see to be pretty good at having others do all your research for you, so maybe you'd make a decent Congressman.
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7th_Sephiroth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 12:47 PM
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14. i cant do everything myself
Edited on Tue Oct-19-04 01:03 PM by 7th_Sephiroth
but i promise to vote for bills for the betterment of mankind

on edit, my plan is to force congress to read everything they vote on
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dorktv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 04:54 AM
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10. I am 25 and running in AZ-5...so here are some
tips if you are still under the limit:

1. Make sure you have a good local party, mine has not helped me too much.
2. Get a lot of connections in the community.
3. Learn everything you can about everything. Voters will ask you all sorts of questions and it might have nothing to do with what the office you are going to be in but knowing an answer will make them happy.
4. Run on what you truly believe in.
5. And win so I can get some company when I get to Washington!
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