Mike is right about tourism.
The fact that he gets his fair share of Fed $ for sand pumping is a testament to his effectiveness as a Congressman.
For those who criticize "cardboard checks" just check the web pages of all congressmen and women.
It's what they do.
It's not a Democrat versus Republican thing - nor is it liberal versus conservative. Everyone is doing this - don't kid yourselves.
Apparently this is what Americans want from their representatives.
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