Friday, May 16, 2014

POLITICS - Widening Politial Devide Midterm

"Midterm races showcase widening political divide" PBS NewsHour 5/14/2014


JUDY WOODRUFF (NewsHour):  Just when you thought Congress couldn’t get any more polarized, think again.

Election results last night in Nebraska and West Virginia highlight a growing divide.  In Nebraska, Ben Sasse, who is a Tea Party-backed candidate, won the Republican Senate primary and is now likely to be their next senator.  He would replace the more moderate Republican Mike Johanns, who is retiring.

Meanwhile, in West Virginia, Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito won the Republican Senate primary.  She faces off against Democrat Natalie Tennant, who is West Virginia’s secretary of state.  Capito is favored in that contest and would replace retiring Democratic Senator Jay Rockefeller.

And here to walk us through all this is our political editor, Domenico Montanaro.

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