I stay in touch with a couple of legislators from my days as a political reporter - Democrats and Republicans.
Nevertheless, I was surprised to get an e-mail of introduction from a newly appointed GOP representative in Southwest Washington who has gone out of her way to speak against, among other things, gay rights.
So I kindly replied to her e-mail:
I don't know how you got my e-mail address, but I'm a die-hard, pro-choice, advocate of same-sex marriage, who's a liberal in Oregon, so you probably don't want me on your mailing list.
*Can't wait to see if and how she responds!* Chuckle.