Commentary: Pride in My Congressman, Ashamed of My Congress

Congress’ 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 | I live in the bluest neighborhood, the Boston-based seventh district in the bluest state, Massachusetts, represented by Mike Capuano who has been re-elected to the House seven times.

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