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October 29th, 2014
05:38 PM ET

New reality TV show puts two rival senators on a remote island. What could possibly go wrong?

(CNN) – With fierce battles for territory, thundering political storms, and an uncertain fate for its inhabitants, the Senate is a real jungle this election season.

So in a voluntary bid for compromise, rival Senators Martin Heinrich, D-New Mexico, and Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, went to an actual jungle to see if negotiations were any easier there.

The duo's week of isolation was filmed by the Discovery Channel, for its new show "Rival Survival."

CNN's Jake Tapper reports.

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