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."
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.