for public office want to make sure that voters know about them
and are familiar with their ideas. Presidential candidates try to
travel to all fifty states. Some candidates for other offices may
campaign only in their own states or cities.
everyone to recognize their names and faces. Some are already well-known
to the American public, for example, Bill Bradley of New Jersey
was a basketball star and John Glenn of Ohio was an astronaut before
they became senators. Ronald Reagan was a movie actor before serving
as governor of California and later as president of the United States.
quite a lot to gain popularity – shake hands, greet people,
and give speeches. They appear on television and radio shows, run
ads in newspapers, and argue with other candidates during televised
debates. Presidential candidates want the voters to know what they
stand for, their ideas on important issues and problems. They talk
about what they will do if they win the race for president.
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