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Dems, GOP, tea party dig in after NJ, VA elections

November 6, 2013
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters in two states have signaled that they want consensus-building even when there's divided government. The message comes at a time when partisanship renders Washington largely dysfunctional.

But the results in Virginia and New Jersey and reactions in political circles suggest that hyper-partisanship may continue to rule heading into the 2014 midterm election year.

New Jersey gave Republican Gov. Chris Christie an easy re-election in a reliably Democratic state. Virginia voters opted by a narrow margin for Democrat Terry McAuliffe in his governor's race against Republican Ken Cuccinelli.

 
 

 

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