Congress

If voters want to throw the bums off Capitol Hill, it looks as though they'll have to do the job themselves. Political analysts had expected redistricting and a wave of retirements fostered by new campaign-finance rules to produce massive turnover in the House. But so far, only 20 House members have announced plans to step down when their current terms end. Meanwhile, state legislatures are, by and large, doing their usual good job of drawing new district lines that protect incumbents. Only about a dozen members can expect to face another incumbent in a redrawn district.

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