THE CAMPAIGN: Fights in the Front Lines

I'm no statesman, says Illinois' Republican Representative Timothy Sheehan; "I vote the way the people want me to unless they're absolutely wrong." Tim Sheehan is no exception; last week, as the U.S. congressional campaigns neared an end, candidates everywhere were trying to figure out just what the people want. There were nearly as many answers as candidates, for each congressional district is an entity, with its own problems and personalities. The contest for the House, which now has 218 Republicans and 212 Democrats (with one member unaffiliated and with four vacancies), will...

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