Applying from a different congressional district?

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  1. Maxhawk8

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    Hi,
    I received a congressional nomination (VA-8th) last year to USAFA but was unsuccessful in gaining an appointment.

    I will be going to college at Oregon State University however this coming year and I was wondering if this would in any way affect my nomination status?

    My congressman's man in charge of nominations told me that it was guaranteed that I would receive the nomination again, and that they had never seen anyone who had gotten it previously and reapplied not been nominated again. However in an email he said the following...

    "You might like to contact the member that represents Oregon's congressional district where you are to see how competitive the application is. If they only get several applications your odds may be better to get in as every member is guaranteed at least one spot per year.

    Let me know. You can only apply from one district though. "

    Is there any truth to this? Could I apply through my district in Oregon since it would undoubtedly be less competitive? what would you suggest?

    Thanks,
    -Max
     
  2. Maxhawk8

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    tpg,

    I understand that aspect of things. Perhaps a more detailed explanation of my situation would suffice. My mother's parents live in Oregon and I have been coming out here typically every summer for the last 10 years. I arrived in June of this year and will be residing here for at least the next year, depending on whether or not I get into an academy.

    My question is this, would I even be allowed to apply for a congressional nomination in Oregon through my current address (my grandparent's place in OR)? I got in touch with the congressman here and he says that it's not that competitive really at all. I just feel as though my odds would be better here in comparison to my previous address in Northern VA.

    Anybody else with knowledge of these things is welcome to reply as well.

    Thanks,
    -Max
     

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