Compared to the Utah legislature, members of Congress raise much more from their local constituents-
Only 5% of the campaign money spent by candidates for the Utah legislature came from the folks in the candidates’ home legislative district.
Special interests are Utah politicians’ cash cows. Salt Lake Tribune. By Lee Davidson
This is important because of the constant drum beat pounding out the tune that the state’s are closer to the people than the astronomically far off denizens of Washington D.C. This matters plenty when wildlife issues are considered.