2010 to Bring 10 GOP Promises

John McCain says 2010 could be 'seminal election'
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 16, 2010 2:15 PM CST
2010 to Bring 10 GOP Promises
Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., with Evan Bayh, D-Ind., speaks about Iran during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

In a bid to break its reputation as the "party of no," Republicans will present a 10-point plan of action for 2010. John McCain told an Arizona radio station that the GOP is preparing the pledges to be enacted if the party takes back both houses of Congress. The pledges, reminiscent of the GOP's Contract With America in 1994, would likely include a balanced budget amendment and cuts in federal spending, the Hill reports.

"We Republicans have to provide—and we will later this spring—a positive vision with what we want to do for the country," McCain said. "I believe that we can regain control of both houses of Congress. I really believe that this can be a seminal election."
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