Democrats plan to end Partisan Politics
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Democrats plan to end Partisan Politics

Date: November 6, 2008
By: Jack Cunningham
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: The Missouri House Minority Floor leader says the Democratic Representatives want to reach across the aisle and cooperate with the Republican Representatives.

Jack Cunningham has more from the State Capitol. 

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The new Democratic Governor and an increase in Democratic House seats could put an end to partisan politics in Missouri.

Re-elected House Minority Leader Paul LeVota says he expects full cooperation from the Republican House leaders.

LeVota says he is excited for a change.

 
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Description: The dynamics of a huge Republican majority and the Governor in the same party is gone, so we're all forced to be at the table and I think that's a great thing for the citizens of Missouri.

LeVota says he will be meeting with the Governor-elect Jay Nixon and other house leaders to get organized.

Reporting from Jefferson City, I'm Jack Cunningham.


Intro: Missouri House Minority Leader says he will work for the changes Missouri needs.

Jack Cunningham has more to report from the State Capitol.

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Missouri's Democratic House Leader Paul LeVota says he is excited to work with the Republicans to bridge the gap between the parties.

LeVota says Missourians vote the way they do because they want both parties to work together.

 
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Description: I think it just shows the independence of the people of Missouri, and the fact that they're not all with one party.  They're not all with one issue. But they look at the candidates individually, and I think we're going to bring that to the House of Representatives and make sure that we respect that.

LeVota says he shares common goals with Democratic Governor-elect Jay Nixon, so they should work well together.

Reporting from Jefferson City, I'm Jack Cunningham.