Friday, July 28, 2006 - Democrats launch 'Six for '06' agenda - Democrats launch 'Six for '06' agenda - Jul 27, 2006: "The Senate's top Democrat says 1994's 'Contract with America,' the Republican campaign agenda the year the GOP regained control of Congress -- was an 'urban myth.'

'The 'Contract with America' didn't accomplish anything,' said Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada. '(It) didn't change the election at all.'

Republicans signed the 10-point plan with fanfare on the steps of the Capitol before they took control of the House for the first time in 40 years.

Yet, even as Reid dismissed the 'Contract with America,' he and other Democrats were promoting their own election-year document of six broad legislative goals, called 'Six for '06.'

Democrats insist most of this year's campaigns -- 75 percent -- will be a referendum on President Bush.

But they also realize they have to give voters a reason to vote for them, not just against Republicans."


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