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June 23, 2011


Lawmakers Tries to Call All of His Constituents

Rep. Tim Johnson (R-IL) is trying to personally call all 300,000 households in his congressional district, the Washington Post reports.

"Johnson calls from the airport. He calls from the treadmill. Over 10 years, this habit has cost him a vast chunk of his life and left him with little legacy of landmark legislation. But, if nothing else, it has meant he really knows the people in his district."

The bad news: "This year, the Illinois legislature has drawn a new district for Johnson, leaving out a vast number of the people he's been calling. If he gets reelected and wants to keep up the practice, he'll have to start again with hundreds of thousands of strangers."












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