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Podcast: There’s (Political) Royalty in Congress, Too

Roll Call Decoder, Episode 10

Vice President Mike Pence and his brother Greg Pence, who is the GOP candidate for Indiana's 6th Congressional District. (Left photo by Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call, right photo courtesy Greg Pence for Congress)

Those entranced by a royal wedding may delight in dynastic aspects of American politics. Election as “family business” has been a Hill staple since the start, and 2018 will continue the tradition. Roll Call managing editor Jason Dick explains how half a dozen families (topped by the Pences of Indiana) want a seat in Congress to remain part of the family trousseau.

 

Show Notes:

Trump Taps McConnell Brother-in-Law, Big GOP Donor, for Labor Post

Greg Pence, Vice President’s Brother, Likely Coming to Congress

Conyers Turns on Conyers In Bid to Replace Conyers

 

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