TIES THAT BIND
POLITICO reports a Washington, D.C. prayer and Bible study group has helped forge a spiritual bond between Kansas City Democratic Rep. Emanuel Cleaver and Southeast Missouri Republican Rep. Jo Ann Emerson.
The bond has become so tight, reports Alex Isenstadt, that Cleaver refused an overture from a Missouri Democrat who was seeking his support in a prospective campaign against Emerson.
The Politico piece examines how "C Street" bonds sometimes trump partisan considerations.
Emerson is being challenged by Democratic candidate Tommy Sowers, a U.S. Special Forces officer .