Should Democrats Retain Control of Congress?

The stakes in the November 2 midterm elections are control of the House and Senate.

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The stakes in the November 2 midterm elections are control of the House and Senate, and thus control of the national agenda leading up to the 2012 elections. U.S. News asked the chairmen of the two major parties to make their case for control.
Edited by Robert Schlesinger

Yes

Tim Kaine
Democratic National Committee chairman and governor of Virginia from 2006 to 2010

The question this Election Day is: Do we continue to move forward with Democrats or go backward with Republicans? If we choose Democrats, they will continue to turn the economy around, lay a foundation for long-term growth, and empower Americans to succeed. They will ensure that America is as strong and...

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No

Michael Steele
Republican National Committee chairman and lieutenant governor of Maryland from 2003 to 2007

We do not lack a positive agenda to get America back on track. We stand for your keeping the money you earn, so you can make it work for your family and the economy. We stand for cutting the red tape crushing small business. Congress should vote on costly regulations invented by unelected bureaucrats before being foisted on America's job creators.

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