Date registered: Aug 2002
Vehicle: 2021 SL770
Location: Fountain Hills, AZ
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In a local Congressional race, the incumbent John Shadegg (R), is opposed by Bob Lord (D). Lord has been running a TV spot, stating that Shadegg has a record of voting along party lines 98% of the time. The ad goes on to paraphrase Shadegg as declaring that it is his responsibility to vote along party lines in such a manner.
I don't know if these assertions are true, but I do find them troubling. It strikes me that any Senator or Representative who votes along party lines 98% of the time does not take his job seriously enough to research issues and form an independent opinion. It also strikes me that this alleged declaration of loyalty to one's political party over his constituents is sadly misguided.
Any opinions? Should an elected representative who votes along party lines 98% of the time be shown the door at the first opportunity? What percentage do you find acceptable? Personally, I'm not shocked by a 90% party allegiance number, but find 98% completely outrageous.
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