“I think people downplay the challenge that we have before us and the reputation of our city. Elected officials do have impact on our credibility and the way we look on the Hill,” Grosso said. “Obviously it shouldn’t matter because there are ethical issues all over the country, but unfortunately because of our unique relationship with the federal government, I think we have a higher bar to earning credibility.”
American flags decorate the hood of an antique Ford car in the 4th of July Parade in Ripley, W. Va., on July 4, 2014. The parade is billed as "the USA's largest small town Independence Day Celebration."