Congress Is Old and in the Way

Even the new blood in Congress is old blood. 
Geezer Dome. Photographer: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

Nate Silver and Dhrumil Mehta yesterday tried to make something of the age gap between Congressional Democrats and Republicans; Democratic members have been a bit older than Republicans in recent decades, even though Republican voters tend to be older than Democratic voters. I don't know how interesting that difference is -- the universe of potential candidates is very different from the universe of voters, so I wouldn't expect consistency.

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