Follow the Constitution to elect officials.
Amendment 24 requires a Primary presidential election and The People of each state to elect Electors but it’s not clear why. Article 2.1.2 reads “each State [its people I suppose] shall appoint [electors], in such manner as the Legislature there of may direct” and Article 2.1.4 say “congress may determine the time of chusing the Electors, and the Day on which they shall give their Votes [of the primary election results?]; which Day shall be the same throughout the United States” is very confusing so the following is how I read Electors’ duties.
Article 1.2.2 for electing Representatives and 1.3.3 and Amendment 17 for electing Senators imply all Congress’ Electors are to be elected by the People [if the people elect Presidents’ Electors they also should for congressman] to choose citizens of another state when congressman are chosen. They are to represent the nation’s people and not only those of the state they were elected by and are to be from every walk of life from homeless through any other United States provided titles. That allows The People to question them about their knowledge of the constitution, their willingness to serve, to investigate their backgrounds and other matters before electing them which leaving no room for parties.
Amendments 12, 23 and 24 govern Presidential Elections including Primaries. Reading Article 2 and those Amendments reveal the Electors are to choose president and vice candidates for their states while the preamble’s clause “in order to form a more prefect Union” eliminates Parties and Convention. The People of each state then elect one each for their state’s candidates for November’s General election that the Electors certify the winning and loosing vote count, possibly 51 each including DC, to congress. Congress is required to notify every household in the nation who the candidates are, their qualifications, their backgrounds and other information before The People vote their individual choices of them. It implies if the 51 Primaries elect both incumbents there will not be a November election. I the case of a tie of 2 Congress breaks it but should be amended out unless all congressman ask the people how to vote since we must supposes a ties of 3 or more requires a General tie-breaking election.
Thus, elected officials are "We The People" so the only benefits they get would be what the people get except, if they don't live in DC, a small living expense.