Commentary: 2014 Primary Challengers Take Advantage of Congress' Dismal Ratings

Commentary: 2014 Primary Challengers Take Advantage of Congress' Dismal RatingsCongress’ approval ratings are near record lows, with just 12 percent of Americans saying the House and the Senate are doing a good job, according to a mid-December Gallup poll. But the chance that an individual House representative will be re-elected every two years is well more than 90 percent. Yahoo News asked voters to compare and contrast their representative with Congress as a whole and to indicate why they like, or dislike, one over the other. COMMENTARY | While congressional approval ratings hit single-digits, my representative, Lynn Westmoreland of Georgia’s third House district, drew a primary challenger.

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