"all politics is local" meaning in English

Proverb

  1. Ultimately, constituents and voters are concerned most about issues that affect their personal lives and home communities, and they vote accordingly. Wikipedia link: Barry Popik, Byron Price, Finley Peter Dunne, all politics is local Tags: US, chiefly Categories (topical): Politics

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