Monday, May 17, 2010

Physicians running for U.S. House and Senate seats

Have an interest in politics? How about a passion? Would you like to start a new career in the world of U.S. politics? Maybe it's time to run for a U.S. House or Senate seat.  According to USA Today:
  • Forty-seven physicians — 41 Republicans and six Democrats— are running for the House or Senate this year, three times the number of doctors serving in Congress today.
  • Physician candidates start with at least one political advantage: voter confidence. A Gallup Poll in March found 77% of Americans trust doctors to do "the right thing" on health policy, compared with 32% for Republican leaders and 49% for Obama.
  • There are 16 doctors in Congress today, 3% of lawmakers. 

Here are a few examples of current physician campaigns:

Dr. Nan Hayworth

Dr. Larry Bucshon

Dr. Ami Bera

You can read the full story on the USA Today website.

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