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The Case for Carl DeMaio Is Not That He's a Peacemaker


Thursday, September 11, 2014

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Erik Bruvold, the head of the National University System Institute for Public Policy, agreed. There’s no way DeMaio will lead the federal government toward more collaboration or “kumbaya moments.” But he said that a substantial majority of Congress, in both parties, supports fiscal conservatism, and an efficient and innovative government.
As a gay man who could influence the messaging on social issues like same-sex marriage and access to contraception, DeMaio could change the GOP, Bruvold said. Things that divide some Democrats and Republicans might erode if it’s all reframed.
“Carl has an opportunity to disrupt and unsettle those coalitions and it would be interesting to see what emerges,” Bruvold told me.