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Unformatted text preview: Senator Martinez from Florida) • Do worse in terms of representation than blacks, even though they have more in the population E. Definition • When people complain about wanting more representation in Congress, are they talking about wanting more people who look like them (more women, blacks, latinos, etc), • Or do they want people who are going to defend them better (lower and middle class representation, etc) II. Types of Representation (roles that people in Congress play) A. Trustees • Congress person that you elect because you trust them, and you allow them to use their own best judgment. • Allows them to disagree with your opinion. B. Delegates • Congress person you elect to follow your instructions • Do whatever the constituents want, even if the congressperson disagrees C. Politicos • Combination platter (sometimes they do what you want, and sometimes they do what they want)....
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course POLS 2311 taught by Professor Ignagni during the Spring '08 term at UT Arlington.
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