At the same time new Members will be busy learning the ropes of Congress and picking out furniture for their new offices. The pros will already have quietly planted the seeds of success and will be reaping the harvest of their early and constant involvement.
Former Rep. Dan Mica (D-Fla.) is president and CEO of the DMA Group.
United We Dream protesters carry a mock coffin to the office of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Monday, July 21, 2014, to hold one of their "funeral services for the Republican Party" due to GOP positions on immigration. The immigration reform group visited several other Senate Republican offices to hold similar funeral services.