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Capitol Perspectives: The pain of loss

Every election night, I think back to the losers of past elections. I remember how some have been magnanimous in defeat, while others have been bitter. It is difficult, I think, to realize the emotional pain a candidate must feel at being rejected in such a public fashion.

It was expressed in 2010 when U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver’s spokesperson explained the absence of an election night appearance and concession by

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