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Should Constituents Matter On "Legacy" Votes?

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Should Constituents Matter On "Legacy" Votes?

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Should Constituents Matter On "Legacy" Votes?

Should Constituents Matter On "Legacy" Votes?

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Rep. Christopher Shays was the sole Republican from Connecticut to vote in favor of the failed bailout bill — even after his constituents came out in force against the legislation. Shays tells Madeleine Brand why he believes voters' opinions should not impact this "legacy vote" and where he thinks Congress should go from here.

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