Democratic pollster Dave Beattie ran for his local board of education when he was only 18 years old. It would be the first of many successful campaigns on which hed work, and the 41-year-old said that experience in high school propelled him to his career at the nexus of politics and polling.
"He has a very, very strong and legitimate following here as a tremendously talented individual," Florida GOP strategist Adam Goodman said. "My only regret about Dave is that he's not a Republican."
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.