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Ytit Chauhan is a sophomore at George Washington University. According to campus newspaper the GW Hatchet, he is also a former candidate for the city council in Atlantic City, N.J. Although he lost the race this year, there are future gains to be had! Chauhan is apparently going to be in a documentary about “young adults—-five men and women ages 18-20—-who are running for public office in different states,” according to the film’s IMDB page. The movie is being produced by David Letterman‘s company Worldwide Pants Inc.
“At the beginning it was very hard to get used to,” said Chauhan, a sophomore. “They would film me from the moment I woke up to the moment I went to bed. But it eventually became second nature,” Chauhan told the Hatchet.
Here’s a bit more from the Hatchet article:
Besides being a young candidate, Chauhan faced other problems including a lack of funding and organization, he said.
“I was focused on big issues, issues of corruption and bringing in change,” Chauhan said. “Since I was running for city council in a medium-sized city, people weren’t worried about the big things. It’s really the small issues that matter.”
He added, “If you are interested in running for office, you have to study the issues. You don’t have to have positions on every issue, but just know what the issues are. (People) don’t want someone who has all the answers, they just want someone they can trust.”