Oftentimes people who run for office, whether it is at the local, state, or federal level, are people that have a past history in politics that they plan on utilizing as they attempt to gain a seat in office. However, in the case of some, there are newcomers that come into the picture from time to time, but typically after the initial newness wears off, it is more often than not, that someone that has been in the political limelight for years ends up winning the victory.
For someone to choose to run for election for any type of position, it takes a lot of preparation, time, and funding, with the later being perhaps one of the most important aspects of the success of the campaign. Those who choose to run for election that don’t have the funding, or who cannot seem to secure the funding that is necessary to promote themselves and their team, are often the ones who end up backing out of the race mid-campaign.
So, with this in mind, does it mean that the average “Joe” cannot become a Senator or Congressman, or a Mayor? In short, not at all. Anyone with the skill set and qualifications can run for the office of their choosing as long as they meet all of the requirements of the particular position for which they show an interest in. However, with this in mind, money does seem to talk when it comes to politics, and those with money seem to fare much better in the end than those that don’t.