Look at the Western Counties in his district. Half of the residents can't read, but they can recognize the letters D and R, and will never vote for an R.
If you study his voting record you'll see that he consistently votes as a fiscal conservative EXCEPT when it comes to issues such as minimum wage, unemployment extensions, TANF, Lumbee recognition, etc.
He actually has a hard job, because he has to walk the tighrope strung between the conservative Eastern half and the deadbeat moochers of the Western half.
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