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“The Making of an American Candidate: The Road to the White House, Congress, the State House and Beyond”

Featuring Tom Downey (D) and Ray McGrath (R), former members of the U.S. House of Representatives

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Tom Downey (D) and Ray McGrath (R) will provide students a behind-the-scenes look at how one goes from candidate to elected official. With political campaigns in full swing across the U.S., Downey and McGrath will explain the elements of a political campaign and the election process. They will also discuss how Super Tuesday is an important milestone in choosing a presidential nominee.