Why We Fight

Why We Fight

Key Quote

“Today, an elected representative who consistently toes a partisan party line is guaranteed important committee chairmanships, the lack of a primary opponent (and therefore virtually assured re-election from a gerrymandered district), and a fountain of campaign contributions from outside groups with narrowly defined special interests. In contrast, an elected representative who votes their mind, with the result that their votes cross party lines on more than a modicum of occasions, gets none of these advantages. Is it any wonder that independent thought is in such short supply in Washington?”

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Posted on

November 1, 2019