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Carly Fiorina, The Outsider, Actually Got Her Start In Washington

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Ben Carson is the only African-American major candidate running for president in 2016. He grew up poor in Detroit in the 1960s and paved his own path. Jonathan Bachman/AP hide caption

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Delavan, Wis., is home to giant circus animal statues that commemorate a quirky history as the place where circus companies wintered. Don Gonyea/NPR hide caption

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Now On The National Stage, Scott Walker Is Still A Guy From Delavan

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A Conservative Firebrand From The Start, Ted Cruz Always Had A Plan

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. announces his candidacy for president in Central, S.C. on June 1. Jessica McGowan/Getty Images hide caption

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Presidential Aspiration Born From A Modest, And Tragic, Beginning

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Marco Rubio speaks to supporters in West Miami in 2010 before declaring his candidacy in the U.S. Senate. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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Sights Set On The White House, But It Started In West Miami

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In 1981, Bernie Sanders won a 10-vote victory over a Democratic incumbent to become mayor of Burlington, Vt. Donna Light/AP hide caption

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Leaving Brooklyn, Bernie Sanders Found Home In Vermont

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Sen. Rand Paul, then a candidate, arrives to address a luncheon meeting of the Lions Club in Bowling Green, Ky., in 2010. "He said when he was a very young man, 'I'm going to be a medical doctor,'" his nephew Matthew Pyeatt said. "He knew exactly what he wanted to be and exactly what he needed to do to get there and be successful." Ed Reinke/AP hide caption

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Raised Around Cry For Smaller Government, Rand Paul Carries The Torch

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Growing Up In Protected Americana, Hillary Clinton Looked Outside The Cocoon

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At the Miami-Dade Day festivities in 2002, then-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (from left) serves helpings of paella with state Rep. Gary Siplin and state Sen. Kendrick Meek. Phil Coale/AP hide caption

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He Was Born Republican Royalty, But 'Jebcito' Is From Miami

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