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Sometimes There's More to Candidates' Back Stories

For most presidential candidates, a compelling personal history is an essential item in the campaign tool kit. Think Hillary Clinton and her campaign statements about fighting for women; Marco Rubio and his biography of the immigrant family that made good; Carly Fiorina and her "secretary to CEO'' career path; Ben Carson and his up-by-the-bootstraps persona. For an electorate hungering for authenticity, a strong back story matters. But, just as tales at the dinner table...

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