Here's what 19 prominent politicians looked like early in their careers
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- The country's most headline-making politicians might seem like they've always been around, but everyone's got to start somewhere.
- We look back at what some of America's most prominent lawmakers, politicians and government figures looked like at the early stages of their careers:
California Senator Kamala Harris as a young college graduate.
Mike Pence loved to play guitar during his college years.
Former El Paso Councilman Beto O'Rourke poses in front of his hometown.
Here is Barack Obama as a law student and newly-elected president of the Harvard Law Review.
33-year-old Donald Trump holds a model of the Fifth Avenue tower that became Trump Tower.
Elizabeth Warren became a mother of two shortly before receiving her law degree.
Then-judge Mitch McConnell announces his candidacy for Senate in 1984.
In 2017, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was working as a bartender in New York, a year before winning her congressional seat.
A young Joe Biden is pictured in the 1965 University of Delaware yearbook.
Mitt Romney married Ann Lois Davies two years before graduating from BYU.
Before becoming a member of the Newark City Council, Cory Booker was a football player at Stanford.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a Cornell senior in 1953.
George W. Bush served in the Air National Guard before becoming president.
Ted Cruz during his Harvard Law School days, celebrating George H.W. Bush's 1992 victory.
Hillary and Bill Clinton during Bill's 1982 gubernatorial campaign.
Lindsey Graham thirty years ago in 1998, three years into his House of Representatives tenure.
Chuck Schumer waits for the bus while he still was a member of the New York State Assembly in 1979.
Nancy Pelosi during her first run for Congress in 1987.
And finally, here's a young Bernie Sanders after being sworn in as mayor of Burlington, Vermont.