The Perfect Candidate, by Jane Reid

The Party Committee had decided: None of the self-chosen candidates would do. Clearly it was up to the Committee to pick someone who could defeat the Other Party. It must, Committee members agreed, be someone with a faultless past – no misdeeds large or small, no overstated resume, no sex scandals, no mishandled funds or misappropriated taxes.

It was the largest challenge the Committee had ever faced. A search group looked in high places and low, in cities and hamlets. Finally they presented one who might do – but …

Committee members protested, “He’s not a member of Our Party.”

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