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November 2nd, 2012
11:19 AM ET

ICYMI: Rep. Burgess (R-TX): Obama's bipartisanship is lacking, voters in a 'defensive crouch' waiting for the election

NOTE: This interview was conducted before the Oct. jobs report release.

With just four days left in the presidential race, the candidates are hitting the campaign trail with full force. This as the final jobs report before Election Day comes out this morning.

Republican Congressman from Texas, Michael Burgess, is the Chairman of the Congressional Health Care Caucus and a vocal Romney supporter. Rep. Burgess previews the report and his take on the race live from Fort Worth, Texas.

Rep. Burgess discusses whether the coming jobs report may affect the race, if as economists are predicting, the changes are small.

“You could argue that last month’s employment numbers were probably more important than this month’s,” Rep Burgess says. “A lot of people have taken advantage of early voting and the die has already been cast in their minds.” Rep Burgess doesn’t “expect these numbers to change a lot from last month’s”.

Rep. Burgess thinks voters in the country are “in a defensive crouch waiting for the election…waiting to see whether change is really going to come to America.”

Filed under: 2012 election • Jobs • Politics
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