Demise of Local News May Be Ruining Congress

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For several senators up for re-election this year, a significant problem is that no one in their home states knows who they are. This is a consequence, as the Washington Post’s Paul Kane points out, of the collapse of local newspapers.

It isn’t clear yet what that means for elections, although it’s not going to bother most people if incumbents have less of an advantage than they once had.

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