Trump’s Insurrection Inspired a Wave of New Candidates

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The Daily Beast: “Seasoned political operatives say they’ve never seen anything like it.” Amanda Litman, who founded the nonprofit group Run For Something in 2017 to give first-time candidates for local office the tools they need to launch a campaign, said, “In the last two months roughly 11,000 people have registered with Run For Something to express an interest in a campaign for public office. … We saw January 2021 turn into our best candidate recruitment month yet since launching on inauguration day in 2017.”

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