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The Fix’s 40 Under 40, Part 3

This week on The Fix, we're unveiling our list of the top 40 political rising stars who are under 40 years old.

This list focuses on people who have made names for themselves outside Washington, D.C. -- state-level politicians, mayors, local officials and operatives -- but could soon be known to all of us. We sought advice from more than 100 different sources from all across the United States and gradually pared it down to 40 names. We have unveiled this list over three days, and today we bring you the final 10.

(P.S. Here's Part 1 and Part 2)

(And a big thanks to Darla Cameron and Kennedy Elliott of The Post's graphics team, as well as the photo team, for assembling the great visual below.)

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.

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The South Carolina GOP primary and the Nevada Democratic caucuses are next on Feb. 20. Get caught up on the race.
Past South Carolina GOP primary winners
South Carolina polling averages
Donald Trump leads in the first state in the South to vote, where he faces rivals Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio.
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The S.C. Democratic primary is Feb. 27. Clinton has a significant lead in the state, whose primary falls one week after the party's Nevada caucuses.
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We'll have half a million voters in South Carolina. I can shake a lot of hands, but I can't shake that many.
Sen. Marco Rubio, speaking to a group of reporters about his strategy to regain support after a poor performance in the last debate
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Sanders’s claim that Clinton objected to meeting with ‘our enemies’
Sanders said that Clinton was critical of Obama in 2008 for suggesting meeting with Iran. In fact, Clinton and Obama differed over whether to set preconditions, not about meeting with enemies. Once in office, Obama followed the course suggested by Clinton, abandoning an earlier position as unrealistic.
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The complicated upcoming voting schedule
Feb. 20

Democrats caucus in Nevada; Republicans hold a primary in South Carolina.

Feb. 23

Republicans caucus in Nevada.

Feb. 27

Democrats hold a primary in South Carolina.

Upcoming debates
Feb 13: GOP debate

on CBS News, in South Carolina

Feb. 25: GOP debate

on CNN, in Houston, Texas

March 3: GOP debate

on Fox News, in Detroit, Mich.

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