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Other views: Cramer's challenge

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As U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer mulls how to respond to the government shutdown and debt-ceiling crises, he should remember something: He's not like other Republicans in the House.

Other Republicans in the House -- a great many of them, anyway, especially the most conservative members -- represent gerrymandered, heavily conservative districts. And in most of those cases, the members share a common re-election fear, which is being challenged in a Republican primary from the right.

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