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Billy Long: "Well Below Expectations"

Craig Volden, Professor of Public Policy and Politics at the University of Virginia, and Alan E. Wiseman, Associate Professor of Political Science at Vanderbuilt University, have put together a study on the legislative effectivness of Congress, coined the Legislative Effectiveness Project. In short, it summarizes a lawmaker's ability to introduce, advocate, and get legislation passed. Here's how Missouri's own represenatives faired in 2011-12:

By far the worst score belongs to Billy Long, Volden says;  Long scored, "well below expectations."

Maybe this is why he's been running from voters this fall?