The View From A Democratic And Republican Strategist

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Republicans won control of Congress in last night's midterm elections. Two political strategists - one from each party - join us to discuss the results.

Katie Packer Gage, former deputy campaign manager for the Mitt Romney presidential campaign in 2012, speaks with Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson about how Republicans took over the Senate and gained some key seats in the already controlled House.

Democratic strategist, Penny Lee of Venn Strategies, then joins Here & Now's Robin Young to talk about the Democratic party's frustration with Capital Hill's inaction on issues such as the cost of college and lack of higher paying jobs. She says the midterm results are not a referendum on Democrats or President Barack Obama.


This segment aired on November 5, 2014.


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