The Digital Journalist
© Melina Mara
After casting her vote concerning an amendment to the education bill, Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AK) runs off the Senate floor to keep an appointment. Practicing a bi-partisan style of governing, Lincoln works with her colleagues on such issues as taxes, the environment, education, health care, and agriculture. Lincoln has a rural background, being from a seven-generation Arkansas farm family. (May 2001)

Watch a video clip of Melina Mara discussing this photo:
"Right after I take this image a Capitol cop comes over to berate me because I was shooting toward the Senate floor, which is something you don't do." [view clip]