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MSL Says Political Stalemates will intensify Despite U.S. Midterm Election Result

Wed, 11/05/2014

An analysis of the U.S. midterm elections

Washington, November 5, 2014: MSLGROUP’s new eBook analyzing the results of yesterday’s U.S. midterm elections conclude there will be few policy changes even though the Republicans will now have the majority in both the House and Senate.  The eBook, “U.S. Election Results: Expect Little Change,” is available at

According to lead author, Qorvis MSLGROUP Executive Vice President Stan Collender, “Those expecting the increased number of Republican seats in both houses and the resulting political split between the two major parties in Congress and the White House to start a new era of bipartisan cooperation in Washington are likely to be very disappointed. The bottom line is simple: The election will result in few policy changes in almost every area and same types of delays and stalemates that have been typical of recent policymaking in Washington either will continue or possibly even intensify over the next two years.”

“Qorvis MSLGROUPs’ excellent ability to interpreting the political situation in Washington and the impact those changes have on what and how our clients communicate is world-class,” said Paul Newman, President, North America for MSLGROUP.   “This latest analysis will be a critical forecast tool as clients plan, synchronize and integrate their business, public affairs, communications and marketing strategies for 2015.”

Collender is one of the nation’s top experts on the federal budget and congressional politics and is frequently sought by the media for his expertise. He has served as the director of federal budget policy for two major international accounting firms -- Price Waterhouse and Touche Ross -- and as president of the Budget Research Group, a private Washington-based consulting organization. Prior to joining Qorvis MSLGROUP, Stan was the general manager of the Washington office of Financial Dynamics Business Communications and national director of public affairs for Fleishman Hillard. He is a contributing columnist for and the founder of the highly respected blog Capital Gains and Games. He tweets at @thebudgetguy.

In late 2013, Publicis Groupe acquired 100 percent of Qorvis Communications, one of the most respected independent public affairs and public relations firms in the United States. The agency became part of MSLGROUP, Publicis Groupe’s strategic communications and engagement network.
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