Hyperpartisan politics are hurting democracy, says outgoing NY lawmaker Chris Jacobs

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New York Daily News

NEW YORK — An upstate New York congressman who abandoned his reelection effort in a clash with fellow Republicans over gun control criticized on Sunday the nation’s polarized political climate as harmful to democracy, in what has become a familiar refrain from centrist GOP lawmakers. Rep. Chris Jacobs of western New York ended his reelection campaign amid Republican backlash to his support for a federal ban on assault weapons and limits on high-capacity magazines. “Our parties are very polarized right now,” Jacobs said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I don’t think that’s good for the parties. …

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