Rand Paul: Divided government isn't a bad thing

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Associated Press

Posted on November 3, 2010 at 8:01 AM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 3 at 9:34 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senator-elect Rand Paul of Kentucky says government gridlock isn't necessarily a bad thing, signaling that cooperation with Democrats isn't high on his agenda.

The tea party favorite said debate is healthy and that a divided government is more likely to spend less money.

The Republican told NBC's "Today" show that while people "complain a lot about gridlock," the most fiscally conservative government "is always divided government."

In Tuesday's elections, Republicans won a majority in the House and narrowed the Democrats' majority in the Senate.

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