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Congress - Congress 2/14/2008 12:44:00 PM Richard Fenno...

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Congress  14/02/2008 12:44:00 Richard Fenno Well known scholar interviewed many to understand actions etc Found out how members of congress perceive their district  o They perceive it has concentral circles, first, they have their personal  constituency- friends, people who help you make decisions, people  who offer advice to you o Second, they have their primary constituency- these are their most  loyal voters who will support you know matter what, not swing voters,  you can really rely on them  o And, the reelection const,- swing voters, people who have helped you  in the past to help you get elected  o Geographic const,- physical boundaries of the district and also  includes people who will never vote for you and who can not such as  children  He also found out who provides the greatest uncertaintly for a house member  to be reelected – challenger shows greatest uncertainty 
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