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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."
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local yokel

A native resident of a rural location, often with the derogatory implication that they are less intelligent, refined, or cultured than someone from a city. You're certainly more interesting than the local yokels I knew back in Arkansas. Just stop and ask some local yokel for directions.
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local yokel

a local resident of a rural place. (Mildly derogatory.) One of the local yokels helped me change the tire. The local yokels all listen to the same radio station.
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local yokel

A native or inhabitant of a particular locale, as in She's only gone out with local yokels, so she's not used to more sophisticated men. This disparaging rhyming term was first used by troops stationed away from home. [Slang; mid-1900s]
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local yokel

(ˈloklæ ˈjoklæ)
n. a local resident of a rural place. (Mildly derogatory.) One of the local yokels helped me change the tire.
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The four drinks, each using a punnily-named Locally blended juice drink, are prepared on the spot in the fruit truck and served chilled.
9 million metric tons per year with half of it being produced locally.
And it isn't just about buying local, it is also about being able to go out and still be able to eat locally sourced food.
Among the primary reasons for purchasing locally grown or locally produced foods, the majority of consumers claim they do so because the products are fresher.
We remind that a locally convex space E is called barrelled, if every barrel in E (viz.
We have achieved so much in such a short space of time and our Totally Locally markets have become synonymous with offering visitors the chance to buy some great quality local produce.
In addition to adopting more locally made auto parts, Yulon also develops more new equipment for locally assembled "tobe" cars to meet market demand, such as the LED daytime running light (DRL) on tobe M'way sub-compact car.
First, everyone is competing for locally sourced products, and the competition will be fierce - and pricey.
Ganster and Relly used locally closed sets [8] to define LC-continuity and LC-irresoluteness.
Business owners and interested citizens are invited to attend an information session on Monadnock Buy Local and how the initiative promotes locally owned and independent businesses.
AX) (OTCBB: ANZBY) to incorporate locally, Xinhua News Agency has reported.
WORCESTER - Some local business owners are adopting a national model to get shoppers to think locally.
Step back in time to enjoy traditional British food of the sort that grandma might make - think home-made faggots and sauce, braised beef and dumplings, lamb shanks and locally caught fish.
The California Sheep Commission based here is launching a Retailer Trendsetter Award to capitalize on Californians' mounting interest in locally grown food products.
74% of vegetables used by hotels are produced locally, while 67% of dairy products and 63% of meats are sourced locally.