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Alumna trains to run for public office

Politics and Government alumna Nikita Richards was highlighted in a Huffington Post article for her desire to run for public office.

The March 18 article, titled “Dems Are Furious About Trump. This Lawmaker Wants Them To Ride That Anger Into Office,” tells the story of how “Richards came to be one of a few dozen people who gathered in Peoria in late February for Build the Bench, an all-day boot camp designed to train Democrats on how to run for local office. Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.) organized the event, which offered attendees an extraordinary level of nuts-and-bolts details on how to run a successful campaign.”