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  •  MN is an unique example. (0+ / 0-)

    In 2010, the state legislature went from D to R, but at the same time the governorship went from R to D in a very close three-way race. Naturally, both sides claimed a mandate and the next two years were ugly, until the Ds won decisively after 2012.

    If the GOP hadn't nominated Akins and Mourdocks, the Senate could have very well gone Republican on the same night Obama was reelected. Just imagine how many hostage crises would have occurred since then... Even after Republicans lost decisively, they stuck hard to their extortion tactics and tried to subvert government's basic functions.

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