- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Rep. Greg Walden, Oregon Republican, said Wednesday that the outcome of the special election in Florida’s 13th district would make him worried if he was a Democrat facing a tough election in November.

“In the targeted races, voters want a check and balance in Washington on this president,” the chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee said on MSNBC. “If I’m a Democrat in one of these targeted races, I might be panicked this morning.”

Republican David Jolly beat Democrat Alex Sink Tuesday night in a special election to fill Rep. Bill Young’s seat after he died last year.

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When MSNBC “The Daily Rundown” host Chuck Todd questioned Mr. Walden about prior GOP criticisms of how Mr. Jolly ran his campaign, Mr. Walden said what really matters is the outcome.

“Let’s not litigate the past, let’s look at what happened on election day,” he said.

**FILE** Rep. Greg Walden, Oregon Republican, smiles as he heads to the House Ways and Means Committee room on Capitol Hill in Washington on Feb. 16, 2012, to join the bipartisan House and Senate conferees in signing the the compromise agreement. (Associated Press)
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