Friday, December 12, 2008

Harpool Sees "Huge Challenge" For Nixon In Bridging Partisan Divide

In our continuing series on the challenges Governor-elect Jay Nixon will face, former five-term Democratic state lawmaker Doug Harpool pens that Nixon's goal of breaking through the polarized partisan divide "will be extremely difficult to accomplish."
While the Kansas City Star's Steve Kraske paints a rosy picture of "hugs and kisses" between Senate Republicans and Nixon, Harpool outlines five potential hurdles in our latest installment of "Nixon's Challenge."
"Many Republican members are term limited and will be looking for issues to use in promoting themselves for higher office. Being known as someone who works well with a Democratic Governor will not likely sell well in Republican primaries," writes Harpool.

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