Only in Washington can Wednesday mark both the beginning and the end of the work week. House members just came back into town this morning for the first votes of the week, and they’re hoping to wrap up legislative business by tonight.

While the Capitol has been paralyzed in partisan gridlock on everything from tax cuts to food safety, it seems they have found common ground on the benefits of leaving Washington at super-speed. With an increasingly angry and volatile electorate, all incumbents would prefer to be back in their districts campaigning.

“Getting back home is the most important thing for me,” said Rep. Chris Murphy, D-5th District, said today, as he braced for a very long day and a lightening quick week.

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