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12/26/2012 03:34 pm ET Updated Feb 25, 2013

13 People To Watch In Politics In 2013

Who's set to grab headlines in 2013?

From a newly appointed senator to a retired astronaut, political observers will have plenty of personalities to watch out for in the next year. And with familiar faces reinventing themselves and new potential powerhouses arriving on the scene, expect noteworthy efforts from the following group of politicians, policymakers and media leaders.

Here's POLITICO's list of 13 to watch in 2013.

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