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When will the first YouTube star – famous FIRST because of YouTube stardom – be elected to Congress?
The era of YouTube superstars is upon us. Earlier this year, MTV catalogued 10 YouTube stars who are earning 8 figure incomes off the platform. Topping the list is DanTDM, a gaming commentator who's raking in over $16 million. Wow.
These folks are in a rare category. But it is only a matter of time before one of these YouTube celebrities leverages their fame to run for high public office. The question is really not if, but when, will this happen?
In order to trigger a positive result, the following must occur:
- A person becomes widely known to the public FIRST via a vlog on YouTube and gets at least 1M subscribers...
- He or she runs for U.S. Congress (party affiliation is irrelevant for our question) and wins.
When will this first happen?
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