U.S. Senate control could be mixed blessing for Republican 2016 hopefuls

Republican candidate for the Untied States Senate Scott Brown is joined by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) at a campaign stop in DerryBy Jeff Mason and Gabriel Debenedetti WASHINGTON (Reuters) – For Republican lawmakers with White House aspirations, control of the U.S. Senate could be a blessing and a curse. If Republicans win a Senate majority in the Nov. 4 elections, the party’s new governing responsibilities may force potential 2016 presidential candidates such as Marco Rubio of Florida and Ted Cruz of Texas to take uncomfortable votes that open them to criticism from rivals outside of Congress. …

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