POLITICS
05/13/2010 12:02 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

House Members Cope With Anti-Washington Sentiment While Running For State Office

Even though having Washington, D.C., on your résumé is supposed to be like having a scarlet letter on your lapel this election cycle, more than a dozen current and former Members of Congress are running for governor -- and trying to overcome voters' ill feelings toward the nation's capital.

Not everyone can be as lucky as Rep. Mary Fallin, the heavy favorite to win the July 27 Oklahoma GOP primary and the general election in November. Instead, Members are trying to figure out how to maximize their federal experience without taking on too much water in their campaign.

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