When his wife got a job in Bethesda, Md., Michael Hartigan knew it was his chance to get a communications job in the Washington, D.C., political scene.
"Explore everything, because you never know when there may be a connecting skill set," Hartigan said. "The basis of my job is journalism and communication, and just being able to sit here and have a conversation with a reporter or official or head of an agency has benefited me greatly."
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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.