Republicans mull strategy if they control Congress

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 file photo, Sen. Lindsey Graham, S.C., left, accompanied by fellow Senate Republicans, gives a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington to discuss unemployment and military pension cuts. With Republican control of the House and Senate tantalizingly close on Nov. 4, 2014, leading Republicans are turning to a matter often overlooked in campaigns: how to actually govern. Graham says leaders of both parties must be willing to defy key supporters, and even risk their political careers, to end government gridlock. From left are, Graham, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican control of the House and Senate seems tantalizingly close, so leading Republicans are turning to a matter often overlooked in campaigns: how to actually govern.

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