this current system needs to be overhauled. it discourages those who would make the best elected officials from running. you had a race in which the winning candidate had who knows how many criminal convictions . I can only imagine what the losing candidate was like. this may seem like a losing battle for their are so many kardashian simpletons who will vote on appearance sake. they couldn't tell you why their candsidate deserves to be elected. it would probably help greatly if the campaigns didn't last a year. in England a campaign only last 6 weeks.