First Re-Election Bids Require Balancing Act

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Freshman Reps. Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) talk about the challenges of raising money, campaigning in their districts and continuing their work in Washington as they head rapidly to their first re-election bid in 2008.

NPR has been checking in with them periodically since they arrived in Washington in January. Both were elected by relatively small margins in 2006.

Roskam and Giffords talk with Michele Norris.



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