Hard to get a congressional nomination?

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  1. kaydezzzz

    kaydezzzz New Member

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    How hard is it to get a congressional nomination in the 26th district of Texas


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  2. mja2014

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    No one can answer that, the application pool changes every year. Just try your best, give it your all, and make it clear to your congressman that he NEEDS to put YOU into an academy because you are what they need.


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  3. isticht

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    Here say

    We were told by our alo that California and Texas are the most difficult places to receive nominations. The reason being each congress man is only allowed a limited amount and the population per congressman in these two states is much larger than the others. Therefor more application and more competition. No specific detail for that district. Make sure you apply ROTC scholarships as well for back up, also senators and vp for additional option.
     
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    Take a look at this: fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R41584.pdf

    It gives you the average per district. Obviously senate noms are state wide.

    Rhode Island is the place to be but it is also extremely dependent on how many and the quality of applicants.
     
  5. Christcorp

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    Even saying that California and Texas are the most difficult is not necessarily true. Its not the population so much as it is the pro military desire to serve and attend an academy. I know some California districts, because of their culture and values, was difficult at times to get a slate of 10 highly qualified nominees. Representatives are based on populations in the 650000 range. I'm not positive on the exact number. That's why wyoming only has 1 representative. So its not a matter of population. The representative in California and the one in wyoming is representing a similar number of citizens.

    Now, if your congressional district is near San Antonio, San Diego, or the Virginia coast, you are going to have many more interested, pro military applicants than say midland Texas, eureka California, or the mountains of Virginia. So if you life in the district covering Beverly hills or San Francisco, I'd say you have a much better chance at a nomination than living in Colorado springs or the gulf coast of Florida.

    But also as has been said, the key factor is your competition. I know some who would receive a nomination or multiple nominations no matter where they lived in the country. They are that good. And I've seen some that wouldn't get a nomination even if the congressman only had 5 applicants.
     

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