Not difficult at all I would think. If you are versed on the Political Issues, study Political science basics, learn speech and confidence skills and actually practice it.
If you attend the state conventions and local political meetings, talk with local newspaper folks, council people etc.. search for facts and opinions... Befriend local political people, party people, stump the locals and Prepare yourself for it.
This way you are well versed and informed. Most Home schoolers, I find, are more dedicated and are used to digging out the facts, not having a Teacher hand it to them, or just teach them how to pass a state standards test to Graduate.
I'd say they have as much of, if not better of a chance to suceed. But Politics takes passion and Hard ground work. Take up a cause, a fight for common good one from the Heart not the head!
And like the President told the Kids, whatever you do, do not write anything controversial on facebook!...lol
Jon in Nashville