I thought that no matter what "party" an individual adhered to, once he/she was elected to office they had a duty to represent all citizens of that district. It is my observation that this doesn't apply anymore. I'm thoroughly disgusted with the current political situation and blame my local, state and national politicians for the mess we are in. When my representative does not want to include my thoughts/concerns in his deliberations, I will always NOT have a voice in my government. That makes me a second class citizen!