“Real World” Stars Running for Congress

Levi Johnston’s reality fueled foray into politics (albeit very local) triggered groans and lament, but political vets better get used to it.

The Daily Beast spotlights “Real World” stars Kevin Powell, running in Brooklyn, and Sean Duffy, running in Wisconsin. Both are downplaying their past, but “Real World” co-creator Jonathan Murray sees it as an asset.

He says, “There’s a lot of things that I think about ‘The Real World’ that I think would help someone eventually if they decide to run for government. I think the very nature of being in a house with six other very different people than yourself and having to get beyond the very obvious differences between us and see people for who they are,” Murray said. “I think [that] makes you a better person. So I think it is great preparation for someone who wants to be in government and who wants to represent all the people in the district.”

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