Rep. Justin Amash , R-Mich., uses Twitter to interact with his constituents.
“Anything that allows members to have a comprehensive sort of mosaic of public interest and public reaction to their work is helpful to legislators,” Fitch said. “One of the myths out there is that members don’t care what the public thinks. Members deeply care about what the public thinks, so any way that info can be easily displayed to members will enhance their ability to engage with their constituents.”
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.