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Gov't Shutdown? GOP Has a Better Strategy

By Byron York, Washington Examiner - November 18, 2014

There's no doubt where Mitch McConnell stands on the question of shutting down the government. "There will be no government shutdowns," the incoming Senate Majority Leader vowed the day after the midterms.

To bolster McConnell's point, his staff recently produced a memo citing polls showing public opinion of Republicans plunging during the October 2013 shutdown — and only now climbing back to pre-shutdown levels. To Team McConnell, it's an open-and-shut case: No more shutdowns.

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