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Candidates are hoping you'll buy their rhetoric — as well as their merchandise

Hats, tees, totes and hoodies are big business in political fundraising. More and more, the same salesmanship is being applied to policies.
Democratic presidential candidates on stage at the second round of primary debates in July in Detroit.
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Political newcomers eye running for office

Feb 23, 2017
Groups like She Should Run and Run for Something help potential candidates parlay leadership skills into public service.
Staff members meet at She Should Run, a nonprofit that encourages women to run for office.
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