Importance of States to Congressmen

31 May 13 – Immigration reform could fail just like gun control did. Here’s why.

The 45 mark questions that appear on importance of local politics vs national politics are horrors. A 15 marker on the same topic is a little more managable however and this article gives good statistical evidence as to the importance of states to Congressmen, particulalry when deciding how to vote. In this instance, voting ‘yes’ on immigration reform offers little in the way of gaining votes for their re-election and this, so the article argues, could be the stumbling block to immigration reform.