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Shadow Representative

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In United States politics, the residents of a territory may not elect voting Representatives to Congress. However, territories have a history of sending "Shadow" Representatives who serve as lobbyists for their region. Often these Representatives promote statehood for their region, as in the case of the District of Columbia, which some residents want rechristened as the state, New Columbia.