Ohio's newest state treasurer is only 33. He's also a Marine who served two touts in Iraq, a lawyer, a two-term state legislator, a former city councilman and a prolific fundraiser. That's why even at his young age, Josh Mandel is being talked about as a potential challenger to Sen. Sherrod Brown (D) next year.
One of our favorite regular features on the Fix is "The Rising" (with apologies to Bruce Springsteen) -- where we spotlight lesser-known politicians who have "star" written all over them.
One of our favorite features on the Fix is called "The Rising" -- obvious Springsteen homage -- that aims to highlight some of the lesser known rising stars in politics.
Charlie Baker is the likely Republican nominee for governor in 2010. AP Photo/Josh Reynolds Sen. Scott Brown's (R) special election victory last month in Massachusetts was cast by many political operatives -- of both parties -- as a once-in-a-lifetime...
Most people didn't think Jack Markell would be the governor of Delaware. After all, he was running in a primary last year against the sitting lieutenant governor who had the endorsement of the outgoing two-term governor and the rest of the Democratic party establishment.
In a world filled with mediocre politicians with outsized ambitions, Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe is the exact opposite.