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Millennial Candidates Say It's Their Time to Run

Millennial Candidates Say It's Their Time to Run

Christy Matthews considers herself the Leslie Knope of Bristol.

And she says she loves her hometown just as much as Knope, a mid-level bureaucrat from Pawnee, Ind., on NBC's "Parks and Recreation." That's why the 21-year-old wanted to run for state representative in the 77th District.

"I'm sorry, I'm so nervous, this is the most excited I've ever been in my entire life," Matthews told the city's Democratic town committee when she announced her candidacy in February.

Matthews is among the youngest of a handful of 20-somethings running for seats in the state House and Senate this fall. She sees her campaign as a bellwether of a generation of millennials...

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