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Hill Climbers Archive

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Hill Climbers: 'Into the Fire' on Way to Washington

Ben Carnes, the son of a pastor from Greenville, S.C., grew up on conservative values and Southern hospitality.

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Hill Climbers: A Passion for Education Led Teacher From Middle School to Fattah's Office

Liz King is a staffer with a laser beam focus on education policy.

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Hill Climbers: Shira 'The Hammer' Lahav Keeps Her Member's Office Running Smoothly

Believe it or not, scheduling a day in the life of a House freshman is more demanding than arranging activities for 500 summer campers and camp counselors.

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Hill Climbers: Perseverance Landed Staffer Her Job; Hard Work Wins Her a Fab 50 Slot

Amber Cottle learned — in the best way possible — that if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.

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Hill Climbers: Intern Holds Down a Revved-Up Schedule

One of the great things about interning on Capitol Hill is having the evenings free to hang out in the city. But Eric Kashdan doesn’t have that luxury.

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Hill Climbers: For Orlando Watson, Timing on Hill Was Elementary

Capitol Hill was never in Orlando Watson’s plan. Convinced that the private sector creates more value for society and that politics was becoming too divisive, the new press secretary for Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., decided to major in public policy at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va.

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Hill Climbers: For Lawyer, Dream Job On Hill Was in the Cards

Natalee Binkholder was working in the gaming capital of America when she decided to take a gamble herself.

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Hill Climbers: Joint Economic Committee Rising Star Prefers His Politics With Perspective

When Ian Jannetta was a kid, he wanted to be a weatherman.

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Hill Climbers: Ex-Staffer Works for Women's Rights

Whether she’s volunteering with victims of domestic abuse or working for Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., Annie Walden-Newman always wants to be fighting for women’s rights.

Hill Climbers: Joe Kasper Has Served Two Generations of Hunters

A start as an aviation mechanic in the Air Force gave Joe Kasper all the tools to succeed on Capitol Hill.




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