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With Midterms Looming, Is Bipartisanship Key To GOP Success?

Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) announced today that he would not be seeking re-election this year, making him the 32nd House Republican to announce retirement. Both Issa and fellow California Republican Congressman Ed Royce, who announced his retirement Monday, are leaving behind vulnerable seats in districts with growing populations of Latino and Asian populations. As Republicans look to the future in Congress, could bipartisan agreement be the way forward on issues like immigration reform? And is it good for either party’s future?
 
Jim Braude was joined by Jim Rappaport, former chair of the Massachusetts Republican Party, and Gautam Mukunda, a research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, to discuss.

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