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Caitlin MacNeal

Caitlin MacNeal is a News Writer based in Washington, D.C. Before joining TPM, Caitlin interned and wrote for the Huffington Post, the Sunlight Foundation and Slate. She is a graduate of Georgetown University.

Articles by Caitlin

CNN contributor Van Jones early Wednesday morning offered an emotional reaction to Donald Trump's presidential victory, describing the election as a "white-lash" and telling his fellow panelists that "it's hard to be a parent tonight."

"I have enough class and I was raised well enough to say when you outdo expectations, good for you. But there’s another side to this," Jones said on CNN as he began to describe what Trump's win means to him.

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Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus early Wednesday morning released a statement congratulating Donald Trump on his win and declaring that American voters want Republicans to "take the country in a bold new direction."

"Congratulations to President-elect Donald Trump, Vice President-elect Mike Pence, and our Republican majorities in the House and Senate! Tonight voters made one thing clear: they want Republicans to take the country in a bold new direction. Donald Trump’s candidacy inspired millions of Americans to join his quest to give a voice to those who have long felt silenced," Priebus said in a statement. "For the past seventeen months Donald Trump has been distinguished by a steadfast commitment to bring change, and now he is going to take that enthusiasm to Washington D.C. to work for the American people as their president."

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Wednesday morning congratulated Donald Trump on his victory in the presidential race.

"I congratulate President-elect Trump on his historic election. After eight years of the Obama administration, the American people have chosen a new direction for our nation," he said in a statement. "President-elect Trump has a significant opportunity to bring our nation together."

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) and avid Donald Trump cheerleader on Tuesday night mocked Hillary Clinton's attempt to break the glass ceiling and suggested that if Hillary Clinton loses the presidential race, her Election Night gathering could end like the prom scene in "Carrie."

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Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) did his best to push Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) out of the Democratic primary for the Florida Senate seat, and now that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has won re-election, Grayson is attempting to throw Reid's move back in his face.

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