What Will the 2010 Elections Mean for Washington?

What will the outcome mean for the next two years in Washington?

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Predictions time. With a week before one of the most consequential midterm elections in the past few decades, it’s time to contemplate the outcome—and the aftermath. The current polls have the GOP winning the House and the Dems keeping the Senate by a hair. How do you see it turning out? More importantly, what will the outcome mean for the next two years in Washington? And what about the state houses? Governorships and legislatures will have to solve giant budget deficits, find new solutions to unsettled issues like healthcare and education reform, and draw new congressional districts. What do you see happening in your state? Can we hope for more than we’ll get out of Washington? Please share your thoughts below.

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