Big Red wrote:idissent wrote:Anyone in local politics will tell you that going off and integrating yourself into the DC establishment is probably one of the worst possible options when trying to enter politics, but Brian is beyond reason and super entertaining so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
there's a pretty long list of former staffers who run for the House and win? Not challenging, just curious what you mean by this. Do people really get hit that hard for being "DC INSIDERS" in state elections?
OP talked about running for state senate and starting local, and in local elections I've witnessed/worked with, it's a detriment to spend a significant amount of time living in DC when you could be at the top state school ~living amongst the people~. I'm sure there are plenty of staffers who start out in their home state, go to DC to work for someone from their state or a committee of their party, and return home to run, but they largely worked for their state/party the whole time. I'm definitely for your advice of becoming a staffer as a way to get into politics, but going to GW without the guise of working for a republican while there just gives your primary opponent ammo.