Capitol Words: Pete Visclosky’s Home State


Last week, I posted about the relationship between PMA Group fanboy Rep. Pete Visclosky’s campaign contributions from clients of the lobbying firm and the earmarks they received from the congressman. One thing I noted was Visclosky’s regular use of the word “Indiana” — his home state — in the Congressional Record. This is what his word usage looks like over the last ten years:

Do regular earmarkers like Visclosky use their state name more than any other word in the Congressional Record? Do they talk about their district more than any other word? I’ll be taking a look and will let you know soon.

(hat tip to @kerryrm and Capitol Words for the word cloud)