Members of Congress play campaign pundit all the time. But are they any good at it?

Jim Saksa
CQ-Roll Call

Washington — A fundamental question in American politics is how someone can convince some of their neighbors and a whole lot of strangers to vote for them.

So whenever CQ Roll Call sat down for our “Take Five” Q&A series this year with a member of Congress who had eked out a narrow win or flipped a seat, we included some version of that basic inquiry in the interviews.

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