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Coons, O'Donnell Avoid Details on Closing Deficit

October 27, 2010
Associated Press


Joshua Gordon, policy director for the bipartisan Concord Coalition, an advocacy group for balanced budgets, said the dynamic is common on the campaign trail, with candidates trying to show they understand the frustration with deficits while also talking around the hard choices that must be made.

"You really have to say you're going to do one of two things that people don't like: cut spending or raise taxes," Gordon said. "It's risky politically."