By Special Contributor Larry Kane
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Every poll suggests that Americans are fed up with divisive government, but, in the summer of 2013, there appears to be a thaw.READ MORE: Man Killed In Apparent Road Rage Shooting In Springfield, Authorities Say
On Tuesday night, over 90 people, mostly Democrats, were at the home of civic leader David L. Cohen donating money to Pat Toomey, conservative Republican U.S. senator.
KYW Newsradio spoke to several donors who said Toomey was a hit and people in the room were described as warm and radiant.READ MORE: Crime Without Punishment: Homicide Clearance Rates Are Dropping In Philadelphia As Murder Rates Skyrocket
Then in New Jersey, Chris Christie, the republican who wants the White House, paraded out Democrats who support his re-election.
What’s happening is Democrats, like Cohen, understand that gridlock is fatal to progress and Christie needs a big win to tout his ambitions; everybody has a reason.
But it is unusual because it’s one thing to cross party lines, quite another to raise money for the opposition.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia's Newest Mural 'Enter Stage Right' To Be Formally Dedicate At Kimmel Center