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Response to dsc (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 12:55 PM

6. Exactly!

 

He was able to start young because he didn't have to choose between raising a family and having a political career. So he first ran for Congress when he was 29 years old.

On the other hand, Pelosi was 47 years old when she first joined Congress after raising her children and working in state politics. In 1969, when she was 29 - the age Ryan was when he first went into national politics - a seat in Congress was not a viable career option for a young mother.

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