Election 2014

Many GOP Strategists and Lawmakers Don't Want Fiscal Fight To Shut Down the Government

Thinking of 2014

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Not again.

That's the message several national GOP strategists and some lawmakers have for Republicans hell bent on waging another fiscal fight this fall.

The 2014 midterm season is about to heat up – and President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies are eager to tag the GOP as the root cause of Washington dysfunction. The Republicans say they can ill afford another game of high-stakes brinksmanship in the looming negotiations over raising the debt ceiling and funding the government.