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The View From A Democratic And Republican Strategist

The balance of power on Capitol Hill has shifted after Tuesday's midterm election when the Republicans took over the Senate and solidified control in the House. Image from Nov. 3, 2014. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
The balance of power on Capitol Hill has shifted after Tuesday's midterm election when the Republicans took over the Senate and solidified control in the House. Image from Nov. 3, 2014. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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.

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