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."
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.