Don’t Be Frank

Aug. 6, 2014, 4:30 a.m.

Today is 90 days from Elec­tion Day, which means mem­bers of Con­gress are for­bid­den from send­ing franked mail (and oth­er mass com­mu­nic­a­tions) to their con­stitu­ents un­til after vot­ing has fin­ished. That pre­vents mem­bers from send­ing out any more cam­paign-style or -rel­ev­ant mail, but at least that will keep is­sues like Ju­lia Brown­ley’s mail­er mis­take from pop­ping up again any­time soon.