In this Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012 photo, Seth Lynn, Director of the Center for Second Service at George Washington University, talks with Darren Phelps, a current student and former Marine, in Washington. Lynn, a Naval Academy graduate who spent six years in the Marines, helped found Veterans Campaign to train former service members interested in running for office. He notes that as the number of veterans on Capitol Hill has dropped, there has been "an almost parallel decrease in America's confidence in Congress." "I'm not saying that the two are necessarily a causal relationship," says Lynn. "But I do think that there is that ability to put your country before yourself, but also to work together across party lines, that Americans want more that just isn't happening in Washington." (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

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In this Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012 photo, Seth Lynn, Director of the Center for Second Service at George Washington University, talks with Darren Phelps, a current student and former Marine, in Washington. Lynn, a Naval Academy graduate who spent six years in the Marines, helped found Veterans Campaign to train former service members interested in running for office. He notes that as the number of veterans on Capitol Hill has dropped, there has been "an almost parallel decrease in America's confidence in Congress." "I'm not saying that the two are necessarily a causal relationship," says Lynn. "But I do think that there is that ability to put your country before yourself, but also to work together across party lines, that Americans want more that just isn't happening in Washington." (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)
In this Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012 photo, Seth Lynn, Director of the Center for Second Service at George Washington University, talks with Darren Phelps, a current student and former Marine, in Washington. Lynn, a Naval Academy graduate who spent six years in the Marines, helped found Veterans Campaign to train former service members interested in running for office. He notes that as the number of veterans on Capitol Hill has dropped, there has been "an almost parallel decrease in America's confidence in Congress." "I'm not saying that the two are necessarily a causal relationship," says Lynn. "But I do think that there is that ability to put your country before yourself, but also to work together across party lines, that Americans want more that just isn't happening in Washington." (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)
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