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New York Times: Victory Alone Does Not a Mandate Make

by Lisa Mathias

Matt Bai writes in Tuesday’s New York Times on how voters aren’t necessarily aligning themselves solely with Republicans or the Tea Party, despite having supported their overall ideas and voted them into Congress. Bai references The Winston Group’s recent memo on the 2010 elections, and turns to David Winston for insight on the numbers:

“While some Tea Party candidates struggled individually,” Mr. Winston concluded, “the movement’s focus on fiscal conservatism impacted the political discourse on the issues that eventually decided the election.”

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