It's Expensive And Hard, So Why Run For Office?

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Jean Quan, mayor, Oakland, Calif.
Craig Fehrman, wrote "Why Do They Run?" for the Los Angeles Times
Robert Taft, former governor of Ohio

Candidates vying for public office on every level subject themselves to intense public scrutiny, constant fundraising and attacks from opponents. Some run because they want power or hope to champion particular issues. Others want to see agendas through or feel they have legacies to fulfill.

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