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Cain, now running as outsider, came to Washington as lobbyist
“Herman Cain, the Republican presidential candidate with the sharp wit and easy-to-remember tax plan, is a cancer survivor, radio host and former chief executive of Godfather’s Pizza. On the campaign trail, he talks up his business experience, casting himself as a 'problem solver' and Washington outsider. But the role that helped propel Mr. Cain into politics was that of an ultimate Washington insider: industry lobbyist.” - The New York Times
Kal Penn: From 'White Castle' to White House and back
“The 34-year-old UCLA grad is back plying his craft in Los Angeles after a two-year sojourn as a mid-level staffer in the White House, complete with a security clearance and a $41,000-a-year salary.” - Los Angeles Times
Interview with San Francisco mayoral candidate David Chiu
"I have been an Asian American activist since my days as the president of the Asian American Association in college at Harvard University. I moved to San Francisco 15 years ago, in part because our city is the Asian American capital in the United States. I ran for office in 2008 because I wanted to represent a city that, at the time, has very few Asian Americans in office.” - AsianWeek