Ready to put your best vote forward with this quiz? It's time to see how well you know some of the most famous elected officials in United States history.
From the Founding Fathers to the political bigwigs of today, one thing's for sure ... careers in politics don't just come out of the blue. OK, maybe for Arnold Schwarzenegger and Donald Trump they do ... But for the most part, most politicians have politics in their blood - some more literally than others. Perhaps their father was Speaker of the House, or their grandfather a Senator. Maybe their brother was President, or their husband was Governor ... AND President! No matter how they came to act on their passion for politics, they have all made their mark on government - be it in their home state, or in Washington DC., - be it for better or for worse!
Well, we always hope for the better, right!? We hope that their motivations are genuine and that their campaign promises are attainable. We look not just to their popularity but to their accomplishments and progress. We hold them accountable and only when they meet our standards do we re-elect or promote!
So, think you have the votes to win this election? Get your talking points ready, it's time to take this campaign on the road!
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