17-year-old delegate is too busy for you

Evan Draim, 17, came to Tampa as the youngest delegate of the Republican National Convention delegates. He'll leave a media phenom.

Promoted heavily by the GOP as a fresh, young Republican face, the high school senior from Mount Vernon has had so many interview requests that he's needed two bookers: one to handle local media, the other national.

Yet Draim still managed to get double-booked one day this week. He had a lunch date with Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R) scheduled for the same time as an on-air interview with Politico’s TV arm.

Draim’s engagement with Virginia’s second-highest elected official seemed to have slipped his mind until he ran into a Bolling aide at the Clearwater hotel where the state delegation was staying.

Maybe we could do breakfast instead, he said.

The aide said she’d get back to him. 

Laura Vozzella covers Virginia politics for The Washington Post.

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