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Candidates take on ‘bootstrap’ narrative during political runs

Gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner has faced some criticism for being an out-of-touch millionaire removed from the financial struggles so many voters face. But he and other candidates vying for seats this year have worked to re-shape that image as a self-made success. New York Times Chief National Correspondent Mark Leibovich writes in his latest article about politicians co-opting the rise from the ashes narrative of their ancestors if they don’t have one of their own. We hear from Leibovich about some national and local politicians following this trend. (Photo: Flickr/Speckled Jim)

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