Every election cycle, both parties' congressional election committees identify their weakest incumbents in order to throw massive amounts of cash at them and hope they don't get booted out of congress. The cash is nice, but it's never good news for those on the list.
: "It doesn't help either when you're ranked last in the state in bringing home your constituents their fair share of the benefits they pay into with their tax dollars; when you're ranked as the 406th most effective member of Congress (out of 435); and when you've only passed one bill after being in Washington for seven years."
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