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Newt Gingrich says Republicans lost the House because of ‘the size of the union-based machines’

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Newt Gingrich blamed GOP losses in California, New Jersey, and New York on unions, during an interview with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham.

“Is that what was defeated in California, Trump Republicanism, Newt?” Ingraham asked the former House speaker late Friday, after airing a clip from MSNBC’s Morning Joe.

The video clip from the rival news network aired on The Ingraham Angle showed a map of New Jersey’s new congressional delegation, which will now will have just a single Republican following this month’s midterm elections.

“I think we have to face the reality that in the largest state in the country, California, and the fourth largest state in the country, New York, the size of the union-based machines are now so enormous that we don’t frankly know how to compete with them,” Gingrich said. “I mean, that’s how big this problem is.”

In an apparent attempt to highlight his point, Gingrich pointed to a recent incident in Seattle, Washington, where a city council candidate dropped out of the race earlier this week after he said his family........

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