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Historically the reelection rate for members of Congress is in the area of 95 percent.
The benefits of incumbency are quite potent, especially in the all-important area of raising campaign funds.
Almost all of the network and cable news channels said that they would not be showing the cartoons either.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The email appears to have been a relatively common attempt to gain personal information from a wide range of unwitting victims.
Sprawled on chaise lounges with their knees high in the air and their legs spread wide.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In cross-section the burrows varied from round (three inches in diameter) to oval (three inches high and four inches wide).Summer Birds From the Yucatan Peninsula|Erwin E. Klaas
Her eyes, for a moment, fixed themselves with a horrid conviction of a wide and nameless treachery.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
The streets here are rather wide for an Italian city but would be deemed intolerably narrow in America.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
His nose was hooked and rather large, his eyes were blue, bright as steel, and set a trifle wide.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
As usual the dinner was recherché, for the Pandemonium chef enjoyed a world-wide reputation.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills