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Post-election, can the parties reach out to entrepreneurs on the issues that matter most?

By Joshua Kurlantzick • Feb 1, 2005

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The recent election, which gave President George W. Bush asecond term and increased Republican majorities in both houses ofCongress, came after a bitter campaign season. Now, some inWashington are preaching a message of conciliation between the twoparties. But major divides remain.

Entrepreneur's "Point/Counterpoint" team,Arizona Republican congressman Rick Renzi, who just won re-electionfor the first time, and veteran New York Democratic congresswomanNydia Velázquez, return to Congress ready to battle for whatthey believe in--and to reach across the aisle when they can helpsmall businesses. They spoke with Entrepreneur shortly afterthe November election.

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