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Politico: Government Shutdown: Republicans downplay 2014 shutdown fallout

by Lisa Mathias

Just before the government shutdown began, Politico reported on the potential effects it might have on Republicans going into the 2014 elections. The WG’s David Winston commented in the report:

GOP pollster David Winston told POLITICO that it’s unclear how much a shutdown would affect the 2014 election.

“Here’s the bottom line: When it’s 52-card pickup, everyone is going to get hurt to some degree because people are seen as not governing,” Winston said. “It’s hard to know what the impact could be, but it creates a significant amount of uncertainty.”

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