Ross wrapping up 12-year D.C. stint

Blue Dog work seen as weighty

Posted: December 30, 2012 at 3:27 a.m.

Mike Ross (left) listens to Henry Waxman, along with other House Blue Dog Democrats Baron Hill and Frank Pallone (right), after a meeting on health-care legislation with President Barack Obama on July 21, 2009.

The town-hall meetings are done. So are the constituent breakfasts, committee hearings and roll-call votes. No more drives across the state to Little Rock or Memphis in the early morning darkness to catch flights to Washington.

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