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Would-be candidates get a boost onto the political ladder

by Sharon McNary | Take Two

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Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel talks to reporters after casting her ballot in the Los Angeles mayoral primary on March 5, 2013 in Los Angeles. David McNew/Getty Images

While most any citizen can become a candidate, it's a challenge to recruit supporters and raise the money to run a winning campaign. But help is available to get a leg up on the political ladder.
Emily's List — the progressive Democratic political action committee that supports women candidates — recently brought potential office-seekers to a training program at a downtown L.A. hotel. 

KPCC political reporter Sharon McNary reports

This story is part of KPCC's "Project Citizen" series, which looks at the responsibilities, traditions, and privileges that come with citizenship. 


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