The GOP's choice: Shutdown '13 or Senate '14?

Republicans can't have both

Speaker John Boehner
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The GOP has a real shot to take control of the Senate next year. Democrats are defending a lot of right-leaning turf, while nearly every Republican up for re-election comes from a solidly conservative state.

But before 2014 comes, Republicans have to answer a key question. What do they want more: Shutdown '13 or Senate '14?

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