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Washington Post profiles TP founder Judd Legum’s campaign for Maryland state legislature.

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An article in today’s Washington Post highlights former presidential campaign staffers who are now launching their own bids for public office, including ThinkProgress founder Judd Legum:

juddJudd Legum, 30, a blogger-turned-opposition-researcher, has announced that he will run for the House of Delegates representing his native Annapolis area. […]

Legum founded the ThinkProgress blog at the Center for American Progress before joining Clinton’s campaign. After Clinton lost the nomination, he said, he took a break from the hyperactive pace of Washington politics. But the wonk in him quickly took over, and he immersed himself in local issues. He started a Maryland politics blog, Legum’s New Line, and announced his candidacy more than a year out.

The long hours and intense pressure of campaigning nationally “made me want to at least try another kind of politics,” Legum said. “There is something valuable about being in the political process at this level. It’s not sexy, but it’s important. That’s part of what persuaded me to get involved.”