How support for it can be a political liability.
This happened to Jack Schmitt in
ArizonaNew Mexico, as well. His opponent's campaign slogan was "What *On Earth* Has Jack Schmitt Done For Us?" https://t.co/FUr9endlmH
— Rand Simberg (@Rand_Simberg) November 16, 2018
I would note that this is another problem with a government space program in a representative republic, and why it’s hopeless to think we can do Apollo again. People who want to see space science happen need to look to other funding sources.
[Update late morning]
D’oh! New Mexico, not Arizona.