Walsh — Republicans Lead Congress with Two Distinct Agendas

New York Times
January 13, 2015


For now, each chamber will protect its own. Conservatives will have a voice in the House, and Senate Republicans up for re-election will have the protection of Mr. McConnell in the role of “Mr. No.”

“I think this is a short-term issue,” said Brian Walsh, a Republican strategist and former Senate aide. “Anytime one party does not control the White House and is out in the wilderness, there is not always the cohesion. Democrats won’t win back the House, but there is an opportunity to win back the Senate. So someone like Speaker Ryan is looking much further down the road while Republicans in the Senate have to get through the next election.”

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