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By Lee Hamilton
Indiana University Center on Representative Government 

Why You Should Want Your Representative to Learn Things

Series: Comment on Congress | Story 1

Last updated 3/7/2023 at 12:02pm

In the pantheon of political attacks on sitting legislators, probably none is more damaging than the charge that they've lost touch with the people back home. If they're in Congress, it's usually couched as having caught "Potomac Fever"; in a state legislature, that they don't care about the views of the people who put them in office.

The ranks of ex-legislators are filled with people who faced...

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