As they lick their wounds from Tuesday’s beating at the polls, Republicans in Missouri and throughout the country are already planning strategies for 2008. Party Strategist John Hancock says that while Election Day 2006 was disastrous for the GOP, Missouri Republicans didn’t suffer as much as Republicans in other states did. He says Missouri Republicans weathered the storm rather well, comparatively, because the Republicans only lost two seats in the State Senate and five seats in the Missouri House. Of course, Republicans lost the U.S. Senate race, with Democrat Claire McCaskill defeating incumbent Senator Jim Talent. Hancock says in the long term, Republicans in Missouri and throughout the country might benefit from having the Democrats in control of the U.S. House and Senate. He says the Democrats are likely to revert to the action that prompted Americans to remove the party from power in the first place.
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