McConnell denies GOP ‘rooting’ for economy to fail

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"It's been suggested by some on the president’s political team that Republicans are rooting for failure," McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Monday. "That is absolutely preposterous. If Republicans wanted failure we would support this president's misguided policies."


McConnell's comments are a defense against an attack Democrats have repeatedly made — most recently, Obama campaign deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter and top Obama strategist David Axelrod said Republicans were hoping for the economy to suffer so Obama and Democrats could be voted out of office.

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