I'm in politics, and this is a very interesting question.
Obviously, my job takes a lot of my spare time, and I'm just starting to see this chick and it helps that she enjoys some of the stuff I do. I'm a die-hard Repub, and every candidate I help or function I attend is for the party.
While I would not force it upon any chick I date to be that engulfed in the party politics, nor would I care if the chick I was dating was not interested and did not want to help, but it does help when a chick is interested about your place of employment and what you do and stuff like that!
It would be very very very hard for me to date a chick that was involved in dem politics as I am in Repub politics.
Don't know if that helps, but I hope it does!