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Politics The Most Popular Members of Congress From Every State

10:40  23 january  2020
10:40  23 january  2020 Source:   247wallst.com

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United States Senators face reelection every six years, and members of the U.S. House of Representatives have to be voted back into office every two years. As a result — though not a part of the official job description — remaining popular is critical for members of Congress .

Methodology To identify the least popular members of congress , 24/7 Wall St. reviewed different measures of popularity for both senators and members of the House of Representatives. House members are elected to office every two years, and the November 2018 election is the most recent.

An inmate was found hanging inside his cell in an apparent suicide at the Mississippi State Penitentiary on Wednesday, authorities said. This is the latest death at the troubled facility at Parchman following a wave of violence at the understaffed prison.

FILE - In this May 19, 2010, file photograph, traffic moves past the front of the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, Miss. Another Mississippi inmate died at the hands of a fellow inmate, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, this time, at the penitentiary, bringing the death toll to four amid disturbances over the past week in the state prison system. The violence comes even as a federal judge has rejected claims that conditions in one Mississippi prison are unconstitutionally harsh. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)© AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File FILE - In this May 19, 2010, file photograph, traffic moves past the front of the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, Miss. Another Mississippi inmate died at the hands of a fellow inmate, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, this time, at the penitentiary, bringing the death toll to four amid disturbances over the past week in the state prison system. The violence comes even as a federal judge has rejected claims that conditions in one Mississippi prison are unconstitutionally harsh. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Prison guards discovered the unidentified inmate Wednesday morning in his one-man cell in Unit 29, a cell block officials deemed "unsafe" over its failing infrastructure. Heather Burton, the Sunflower County coroner, said the cause of death "appears consistent with ligature hanging." She said the official cause and manner of death are pending the results of an investigation and autopsy.

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Tim Kaine (CC BY 2.0) by Tim Pierce. 46. Virginia > Less popular senator: Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine > Q4 2019 approval rating: 45.0% > Least popular House member : Democratic Rep. Abigail Spanberger

South Dakota > Less popular senator: Republican Sen. Mike Rounds > Q4 2019 approval rating: 50.0 ALSO READ: States Where Americans Are Paying the Most Taxes. Will Hurd, 23rd District > Support in 2018 midterm election: 49.2% of the vote > Total congressional districts in the state : 36.

The apparent suicide comes a day after two other inmates were found beaten to death inside their cells at Parchman. They were identified as Timothy Hudspeth and James Talley.

Twenty-nine inmates filed a federal lawsuit last week against the state claiming the living conditions at Parchman are unconstitutional. Rappers Jay-Z and Yo Gotti are paying for the lawyers in the case.

Jordan Siev, an outside lawyer representing the inmates, characterized the conditions in the state's prisons as "inhumane."

"What's happening runs counter to every integral value we as Americans hold as rights guaranteed to people here," Siev told CBS News in a phone interview this week. "The system is not running properly."

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Doug Jones > Q4 2019 approval rating: 41.0% > Least popular House member : Republican Rep. Don Young, state at-large > Support in 2018 midterm election: 53.3% of the vote > Total congressional districts in the 24/7 Wall St. States Where Americans Are Paying the Most Taxes.

Source: Pool / Getty Images. 11. Hawaii > Less popular senator: Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono > Q4 2019 approval rating: 47.0% > Least popular House member : Democratic Rep. Ed Case, 1st District > Support in 2018 midterm election: 73.1% of the vote > Total congressional districts in the state : 2

Almost half of the roughly 1,300 corrections positions in three major facilities in Mississippi remain unfilled. The suit blames the recent outbreaks of violence on the "culmination of years of severe understaffing and neglect at Mississippi's prisons."

Yo Gotti published an open letter in the Clarion-Ledger newspaper on Wednesday urging Governor Tate Reeves to declare a state of emergency.

"We recognize that there are people incarcerated in the [Mississippi Department of Corrections] for due cause — that they may be considered a danger to society," the letter reads in part. "We are asking that they be able to serve their sentences as human beings and not animals."

He added: "For if a goal of incarceration is rehabilitation, how can we ever hope to return these men to society when the extreme neglect and dangerous conditions under which they are subjected strips away every last bit of self-worth?"

Tyler Kendall contributed reporting.

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