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Meet The Dem Drama Queen Caucus

Reps. Nathan Deal and Zach Wamp did it to boost their campaigns for governor. Rep. Luis Gutierrez did it to focus attention on his pet issue, immigration. And Reps. Jason Altmire and Dennis Kucinich seem to be doing it just to enjoy the rare opportunity to bask in the national spotlight. Call it the Drama Queen Caucus — members of Congress who labor mostly in obscurity, lucky to get a daytime cable hit, let alone a Sunday talk show invitation, until the big vote nears. And then they engage in an oh-so-public exercise deliberating over how they will vote or go to extraordinary ends demonstrating how strongly they feel about the way they have already decided to vote.