Obama tells Boehner he looks forward to work with Republicans to find common ground

November 3rd, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by BNO News  

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday called U.S. Representative John Boehner after the Democrats lost the U.S. House of Representatives to the Republicans during the mid-term elections, the White House said.

Obama made the call to Boehner as election results were being released, which saw Republicans win at least 227 seats in the U.S. House, an increase of 49 seats compared to the 178 Republican seats during the 2008 elections. Democrats won at least 160 seats, compared to 257 in 2008. A total of 48 seats remain undecided as of early Wednesday morning, however.

Besides speaking with Boehner, who will become speaker of the House in the new Congress, Obama also spoke with Sen. McConnell and Rep. Pelosi. “In his calls with Rep. Boehner and Sen. McConnell, the President said he was ‘looking forward to working with him and the Republicans to find common ground, move the country forward and get things done for the American people,’” the White House said.

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