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  •  Is Cantor's district where they keep the Country (0+ / 0-)

    Clubs and polo ponies?

    •  Culpeper is smack dab in the middle (1+ / 0-)
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      elfling

      so yes, some country clubs, more of a point to point, 3 day event area than polo. There's a timber course there that is Olympic grade and has world level 3 day event trials there.

      Polo is mostly in Potomac in the summer. Florida in the winter.

    •  Looking at the map (0+ / 0-)

      I don't have first-hand familiarity with the landscape, but looking at the map of Virginia's 7th Congressional District, with part along I-95 and the northern end of the District near I-66, it looks likely that a fair percentage of Cantor's constituents are within commuting distance of D. C. This suggests that a fair percentage of that population might work directly for the Federal government.

      I don't know what the percentages are, but if the government shuts down over a budget impasse, the voters who elected Cantor will feel the effects faster and more acutely than most.  Government shutdown = no government employee paychecks.

      I'm sure the exact number estimates are somewhere, if I can find them I will.

      •  Here (0+ / 0-)

        Source: Office of Personnel Management, Federal Employment Statistics, November 2010.

        Found: eyeonwashington.com

        Answer: 27,505 Federal employees live in Virginia's 7th Congressional District.

        •  Percentages (0+ / 0-)

          FWIW, 217,803 voted in the 2010 Congressional election in Va's 7th district. 27,505 Federal employees is 12.6% of that number.

          Not insignificant.

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