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Continued: Minnesota Republicans saw little choice on fiscal compromise

  • Article by: KEVIN DIAZ , Star Tribune
  • Last update: October 17, 2013 - 10:36 AM

Both emphasize they were votes to keep the government open — albeit with conditions the Democrats would not accept.

“I never had any option,” said Paulsen, noting that House leaders did not bring a so-called clean funding resolution that would have allowed members to vote to reopen government without conditions.

Amid the angst and recrimination, Democrats and Republicans in Congress pointed to the near-economic cataclysm as an object lesson.

That was particularly true for the two Minnesota Republicans most on the bubble because of the political dynamics of their districts and the growing sense of public frustration on both sides.

“As a Republican, I think it’s important for our party to understand that we need to be for positive solutions, and not just always saying no,” Paulsen said.

Said Kline: “This is a time for all of us for reflection.”

 

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