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    Planning for a GOP takeover, McConnell and other top Republicans have begun shaping an early legislative agenda for 2013 aimed initially at repealing Obama’s health care law.

    Texas Sen. John Cornyn, who wants to be the No. 2 Senate Republican, said the “most obvious way” to kill the law would be to wait until there’s a GOP Senate and push repeal via a 51-vote, simple majority through the budget reconciliation process.

    For the campaign season, McConnell has appointed Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) to develop a joint agenda with House Republicans and the eventual GOP presidential nominee — a move aimed at both tamping down internal dissension and creating a stark contrast with Democrats.

    McConnell is beginning to speak one by one with GOP senators to secure enough commitments to ensure he remains Republican leader in 2013-14, according to senators.

    Not only is McConnell thinking about winning in 2012 with a message focused largely on health care, he’s also starting to chart a course for a Republican Senate in 2013 and what could be a bruising reelection bid in 2014.
    McConnell, the most calculating Republican operator in the Senate, may have said his No. 1 goal is to defeat President Barack Obama in 2012. But becoming majority leader is at least a close second.

    V. P. Biden - introduced the "Romney Rule" good blow to Mitten's glass jaw - - just how much capital$$ could Romney et al make under the Romney/Ryan/Rove tax cut plan

    by anyname on Sun Apr 15, 2012 at 01:58:53 PM PDT

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