all politics is local

all politics is local

Because voters are strongly influenced by the political decisions that impact their everyday lives, politicians must make them a priority, in order to stay in office. A: "I'm shocked by how many times the candidates have come to our little town." B: "Well, they know who votes for them, and all politics is local, after all." We know that, fundamentally, all politics is local, that's why we're pushing so hard to get this infrastructure bill passed. Keep in mind that all politics is local. People will vote for you if you've taken action that positively affected their communities.
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First thing I believe is that all politics is local. Therefore, when you're playing politics or doing politics or observing politics, you have to look first at your local environment.
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