"We will rebuild our party the way it was originally built by President Lincoln and renewed nearly three decades ago by President Reagan: by fighting for the principles of freedom, opportunity, security and individual liberty."Senate Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid downplayed talks of any mandate. ""This is a mandate to get along, to get something done in a bipartisan way. This is not a mandate for a political party or an ideology," he said in comments to Politico.com. For now, Democrats have the upper hand and the momentum. What they don't have is the super majority to push through all of their legislative proposals. For more articles like this, check out our Political Pulse section.
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