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August 30, 2012

How important is a candidate’s reputation?


“I know well that no man will ever bring out of that office the reputation which carries him into it.”

–Thomas Jefferson to Edward Rutledge, Monticello, December 27, 1796


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  1. A candidate’s reputation is untested before office. It’s the years in service that prove what he or she is made of.

  2. A canidates reputation is very important because if he or she has a bad reputation then they will most likely not be elected due to there previous actions. The canidates reputation is one of the most important features to have to win an election.