Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Election night drama and questions

The polls will close on the West Coast in about an hour, but early results out of the East indicate that Democrats are gaining ground in congressional seats. Will the trend continue in the West?

If so, and if you subscribe to the conventional wisdom that the Grand Old Party is now the party that best represents agriculture and agribusiness, what would Democratic control of Congress mean to America's farmers? How might that effect the 2007 Farm Bill, which the next Congress will take up after the first of the year? How effective would a Democratic Congress be able to be with a Republican president? And how effective will the Republican president be in his final two years if there is a Democrat-controlled Congress?

Even if the Democrats don't get control of the House and/or the Senate, it appears likely the Republican majority, if it remains, will be slimmer.

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