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Will lawmakers be as accessible?

from Omaha World-Herald

Rep. Lee Terry regularly meets with constituents at public events around town. He held eight "Coffee With Lee" gatherings last year to hear what was on their minds. The Omaha Republican walked into those cafes, restaurants and grocery stores without bodyguards or a personal security detail. But Terry and other lawmakers are evaluating their security measures in the wake of the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz. It's a difficult equation, fulfilling a public official's fundamental obligation to remain accessible while being mindful of the potential for violence. more


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