Should the group in a legislator’s district that got him elected monitor his votes, and recruit someone to run against him in the next primary if he starts voting wrong?
The group in a legislator’s district that got them elected should absolutely be paying close attention to all of the legislator’s actions in power. This is crucial to a well functioning team because, as a local legislator nears top dog, their direct local connections wear thin. Before long, they are in the pocket of the state, and they have made new friends. These new friends have deeper pockets, and stronger desires; they’re extremely persuasive, especially when they’ve eliminated all local influences. At some point, the original goal is is drowned out screaming green and ulterior motives. One way to postpone the demise of a legislator could be to recruit someone to run against them, should they begin to sway from local opinion. Each vote is telling of character, and if a group isn’t paying attention enough to realize their representative is backing the ‘wrong’ team, then who is really the one in the wrong?