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Coburn: Obama Win "a Victory For Democracy"

 Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla), often cited during the campaign by Barack Obama as a good friend and an example of someone he has worked with across party lines, is out with a statement congratulating Obama, calling his win "a victory for democracy." For good measure, he takes a broad swipe at the GOP, too.

“Republican efforts to build a governing majority through spending and earmarks have ended in disgrace. The Republican Party can either restore its identity as the party of limited government or go the way of the Whigs. When Republicans decide to come home to the timeless conservatism present at our founding, the conservatism of Abraham Lincoln – which our president-elect graciously acknowledged last night – and the conservatism of Ronald Reagan that won the Cold War and led to unprecedented prosperity, they know where to find us.”

His statement after the jump...
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