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Same House, same Senate, same gridlock?

Just like President Barack Obama won his re-election, so did many House Republicans.

They held on to control of the House, and Democrats held on to the Senate. Combine that with the president keeping his job, and it's the exact same power struggle that's taken place over the last couple of years, which resulted in gridlock.

U.S. Congressman, John Fleming from Louisiana's 4th District won a third term Tuesday night.

The staunch conservative Republican has been in office the same amount of time as President Obama and says there has been gridlock because of President Obama's unwillingness to reach across the aisle. 

"Barack Obama, I hope he'll have a change of heart, and he'll work with us towards a greater America. We stand ready and always have," Fleming says.

"I also look forward to sitting down with Gov. Romney to talk about where we can work together to move this country forward," said Obama during his victory speech Tuesday night. That and other comments signaled a willingness to reach out to the other side. Only time will tell if that's genuine. It won't be long before the president and legislators will have an opportunity to work together on the budget.  

Fleming says he'll continue to seek the repeal of President Obama's healthcare reform, known as Obamacare.

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