Hello, I've applied to USNA for class of '13 and completed my nomination packets. I didn't recieve nomination interviews from Senators but my Representative's office contacted and informed me that four years ago, there were two "shining stars" [competitive candidates] the academy wanted, so they had to "get creative" to provide nominations for these candidates. As it has turned out, though not completely sure how, their office no longer has any nomination spots open for this year. My representative's office very kindly directly me back to one of my senators and they were able to give me an interview, thankfully. Not that I'm unappreciative at all for recieving an interview in the first place, but I (as well as every other candidate in my district) have lost the "less" competitive chances of getting a nomination from my representative and now have only one shot against the entire state at recieving a nomination. My first question, is this a common problem? Second, could I ask for any advice regarding this matter and my situation? I personally feel like I'm at a disadvantage as well as the other candidates in my district, or I am just misinformed? Thank you, I appreciate your help.