'Sarah Palin cost us control of the Senate': GOP Rep. Bachus

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Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): Alabama Representative Spencer Bachus (r) has alleged that former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin was probably the reason for the GOP's failure to take control in the U.S. Senate in last week's election.

"The Senate would be Republican today except for states (in which Palin endorsed candidates) like Christine O'Donnell in Delaware. Sarah Palin cost us control of the Senate," The Washington Post quoted Bachus, as saying to members of the South Shelby Chamber of Commerce on November 4.

Bachus also weighed in on the Democrats' continued accountability when it came to the power balance in Washington, saying: "If you think Republicans are not in charge in Washington...Democrats are in control of the presidency and the Senate. It would take 67 votes to override any veto."

He further stated that the real winners of the November 2 election were independent voters, and added that the American people lacked trust in either party and that while health care reform was necessary, the reform measure signed by President Barack Obama was the wrong way to go.

"We must do something about health insurance coverage of pre-existing conditions. People no longer work their entire lives at one job," he added.

Bachus is considered the front-runner to supplant Representative Barney Frank (D-Mass.) as chairman of the House Financial Services Committee in the next Congress. (ANI)

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