GOP Casting Midterms as Referendum on Obama Agenda

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

If Republicans gain control of Congress on Tuesday, will they be looking to compromise with the White House?

Not on issues like deficit spending and taxation, according to party chairman Michael Steele. But speaking on CNN, he dismissed concerns abut government gridlock.

Republicans are hoping to gain a majority in the House of Representatives on Tuesday. They also expect to gain some governors' seats.

They are looking to Tuesday's election as a public rejection of two more years of Democratic control on Capitol Hill.

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, who heads the Republican Governors Association, tells NBC that Americans are saying, "The Obama policies aren't working." He says they want an "economic-growth agenda."

Democrats, meanwhile, are airing a new ad warning of record cuts in education and rollbacks in financial accountability if republicans take control of Congress.

And President Barack Obama is trying to keep Democrats from sitting out this election -- warning that the Republicans are "enthusiastic," and that Democrats need to show the same enthusiasm.

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