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The Democratic Party hopes to weather the storm of Republican support

Date: November 3, 2006
By: Robbie Fisher
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: A leader for the Democratic Party says they will not recapture House in Missouri, but will gain ground in the legislature on November 7th.  Robbie Fisher has more from the Capitol.

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The spokesperson for the Missouri Democratic Party says the Missouri House and Senate will most likely remain in Republican control, but the Democratic Party is confident that this election will strengthen its position.

Jack Cardetti says regaining Democratic power in the Missouri legislature is not going to be a one-year process.

 

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Description: "We didn't lose the state House and state Senate overnight and we know we're not going to pick them up overnight.  In fact, over the last twenty years, Democrats have consistently been losing seats in the Missouri House.  This year is the year we turn that around."

In the last midterm election, Republicans won control of two-thirds of the Senate and had success in the House as well- acheivements the Democrats hope to chip away at in next week's midterm election.

From Jefferson City, I'm Robbie Fisher


Intro: The spokesperson for the Republican Party says they are not worried about losing power in the legislature in the November 7th midterm elections.  Robbie Fisher has more from Jefferson City. RunTime:
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Paul Sloca says the Republican Party should only solidify its strong position in the Missouri legislature next week, despite hope from the Democratic Party that they can gain ground.

Sloca says the Republican's successes in the legislature will help retain support from Missouri voters and the Democratic Party's failures in the minority will only hurt their cause.  

 

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Description: "The Democratics have offered no plan and no real hope for the future in their role in the minority and I think voters are going to recognize that, so we expect to hold the General Assembly for some time."


The last midterm elections, in 2002, resulted in the Republican Party taking control of the governor's office and the General Assembly for the first time in over eighty years.

From the Capitol, I'm Robbie Fisher.