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    Im just curious as to what the pre-requisites are to run for congress in the U.S.A.

    What exactly is the standard?

    Please help out a curious canadian



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    i'm curious as well.
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    1. You are 25
    2. You have been a US citizen for 7 years
    3. You live in the state your district is in

    those are the only requirements, per the constitution.

    the standard? lawyers who love special interest money and screwing citizens.
    goal? people with ron paul's platform, and that follow the constitution

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheese View Post
    I think you need to be 25 years old for congress and a u.s. citizen (not necessary u.s. born). wikipedia is your friend though
    so other than that, pretty much anything goes as long as you can GOTV?

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    Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution sets forth three qualifications for representatives: each representative must be at least twenty-five years old, must have been a citizen of the United States for the past seven years, and must be (at the time of the election) an inhabitant of the state they represent. The Constitution does not require Members to live in the districts which they represent, though many state laws require this for their own representatives
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    Quote Originally Posted by cien750hp View Post
    1. You are 25
    2. You have been a US citizen for 7 years
    3. You live in the state your district is in

    those are the only requirements, per the constitution.

    the standard? lawyers who love special interest money and screwing citizens.
    goal? people with ron paul's platform, and that follow the constitution
    you don't have to live in the district, only the state
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    interesting, so as a 22 year old canadian businessman, if i moved to america and became a citizen for 7 years, i could run?

    That's pretty badass! If you're economy wasnt on the rocks i'd be considering this very hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClayTrainor View Post
    That's pretty badass! If you're economy wasnt on the rocks i'd be considering this very hard.
    Yeah, but you can buy stuff super cheap here now with the value of the Canadian dollar! America is the new Tijuana, didn't you hear. All we need is some vendors with cheap blankets, cheap liquor, fireworks and chess sets!

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    Originally Posted by ClayTrainor View Post
    That's pretty badass! If you're economy wasnt on the rocks i'd be considering this very hard.
    Yeah, but you can buy stuff super cheap here now with the value of the Canadian dollar! America is the new Tijuana, didn't you hear. All we need is some vendors with cheap blankets, cheap liquor, fireworks and chess sets!
    Cornerstores, and Walmart has you covered for most of that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClayTrainor View Post
    interesting, so as a 22 year old canadian businessman, if i moved to america and became a citizen for 7 years, i could run?

    That's pretty badass! If you're economy wasnt on the rocks i'd be considering this very hard.
    Yeah, but unless you marry an American, you have to wait 5 years after you get your Green Card (Permanent Residency) before you can apply for citizenship. If you marry an American, it's a 3 year wait. So if you got a green card in, say, 6 months, you'd be close to 28 before you could apply for citizenship. Then, you'd have to wait another 7 years after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffSchulman View Post
    Yeah, but unless you marry an American, you have to wait 5 years after you get your Green Card (Permanent Residency) before you can apply for citizenship. If you marry an American, it's a 3 year wait. So if you got a green card in, say, 6 months, you'd be close to 28 before you could apply for citizenship. Then, you'd have to wait another 7 years after that.
    ohhhhhh ok, that's makes sense, thanks for clearing that up for me

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    Electibility is the key, too. You have to get known by a lot of people who would trust you. I would spend a year at Chamber of Commerce, GOP or Dem committee meetings, church, and all else you can think of to get noticed and liked by a lot of "bigwigs".

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    you also have to pay like 1% of the annual salary as filing fees for that position....so I think Congressman is like 1600 dollars in a filing fee etc, where as a STATE rep fees may only be like 200 bucks

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    Quote Originally Posted by specsaregood View Post
    America is the new Tijuana, didn't you hear. All we need is some vendors with cheap blankets, cheap liquor, fireworks and chess sets!
    South Carolina is the new Tijuana? Weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffSchulman View Post
    Yeah, but unless you marry an American, you have to wait 5 years after you get your Green Card (Permanent Residency) before you can apply for citizenship. If you marry an American, it's a 3 year wait. So if you got a green card in, say, 6 months, you'd be close to 28 before you could apply for citizenship. Then, you'd have to wait another 7 years after that.
    our immigration and naturalization laws are rediculously complex and the wait is stupid long.

    illegal immigration needs to be much more difficult, and legal immigration needs to be much easier...


    that being said, i'm also considering a run in 2010

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    is it an expensive thing to do?? do u need certain education to do it?? silly question is it common to see women in congress?? im a registered nurse....ive really been contemplating about this idea
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    I was thinking about it. My background in the military would do well for me here in florida. As soon as the old people see the whole Iraq war vet, etc. However, the bottom line is that if you oppose the war, you probably won't be going anywhere too fast. Most people still think al queda is under their bed. The solution is just running on a small government fiscally conservative platform.

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    this is a good thread....people should be running for congress.....

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    Would taking political science or history major be beneficial in college?

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    What if you moved to a new area, built a false persona for yourself. Attended churches, got really involved in your community, the GOP, etc.

    Then, after you're mister popularity, you make your move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulitical Correctness View Post
    What if you moved to a new area, built a false persona for yourself. Attended churches, got really involved in your community, the GOP, etc.

    Then, after you're mister popularity, you make your move.
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