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Originally Posted by mcbear
Over the past two years I have had Sunday lunch with my US Congressman about once every month. It used to be every two weeks but he is not able to get back to Kentucky as often. When I am in DC he always makes time to see me. The lunch is a group of about 20 of us, not including the kids and includes eight families and a couple of singles, no press and a pretty spirited debate. The owner of the restaurant gives us the entire upstairs to spend three hours and we usually use all of it.

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You realize of course that this is not the norm, many of these guys wouldn't give you the time of day, and they're not just Republicans.

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Originally Posted by Bruce R.
You realize of course that this is not the norm, many of these guys wouldn't give you the time of day, and they're not just Republicans.
I guess not. I have spent time talking with Hal Rogers [R-ocKY] on several projects in SE KY [though I don't agree with much he has to say]but at least he is accessable.

But I think when you get to the Senators or House committee heads, it gets much harder.


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