The outcome of the 2010 midterms was a message that the American people want Republicans and Democrats to work together, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee said.
Speaking with Bloomberg's Al Hunt in an interview set to air Friday night, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine said the Democratic losses in the 2010 midterm elections was American voters' way of saying the Democrats should try to be more bipartisan.
"[Republicans are] feeling their oats still in the House. The good news for the American public is, while we didn't like election night, I think the voters clearly were saying, 'Democrats, you can no longer do anything just with Democratic votes,' " Kaine said. "Republicans, you can no longer stand on the sideline. You've got to get in the game and be part of the governing coalition."
In the 2010 midterm elections Democrats lost 63 seats in the House and barely held onto the Senate. Since then, Republicans have interpreted the 2010 gains as a rejection of some of the Democrats' key initiatives, including healthcare reform legislation.