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On NPR's Morning Edition, Ed Gillespie explains the benefits of GOP gains in state houses during the 2010 midterm election.
No matter which party has the majority in the House or Senate after Election Day, one thing is already clear: Republicans are going to be a whole bunch more conservative. "Both the House and Senate will have the feel of the House class of '94, people coming to Washington to shake things up," says former Republican Party chief Ed Gillespie.
On Wednesday, August 26th, Ed Gillespie went on Good Morning America to discuss Ken Mehlman's announcement that he is gay.
Ed Gillespie went on the the Kilmeade and Friends radio show to discuss Obama and the upcoming 2010 Midterm elections. Listen to the entire segment here.
Democrats in Congress are clearly considering convening a lame duck session of congress after November’s elections to move much of their liberal agenda. Last week Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused to rule it out, and when Senator John Kerry was asked recently if cap-and-trade legislation was dead, he said it wasn’t because “we’re going to have a lame-duck session and we have weeks ahead of us.”
For most Americans, the morning after a presidential election has been decided represents a moment of relief. Relief that months of campaign commercials, debates and a seemingly endless stream of canvassers knocking on their doors and phoners interrupting their dinners are finally over — relief at the end of a long and exhausting process.
However, for the election winner’s staff, that morning is the official beginning of a stressful and complicated process that can make or break the new president’s first two years in office.
Republicans in Congress may not be offering much in the way of alternatives to Democratic policies, preferring to play it safe politically and avoid giving the party in power targets to shoot at.
But national Republicans say the success of recently elected Republican governors in New Jersey and Virginia offer real evidence that the GOP is a party whose core principles can address the modern crisis of government debt and deficits.
“Voters who wonder if Republicans will be serious about reining in spending can look at New Jersey and Virginia for assurances,” said Ed Gillespie, a senior Republican party strategist, who was chairman of the Virginia GOP before running the White House communications shop for former President George W. Bush in 2007 and 2008.
Ed Gillespie talks Midterm Elections and Afganistan on Meet the Press
Ed Gillespie and Donna Brazile discuss the BP Oil Spill and Obama on CNN's John King Show (video).