Don't forget the massive turnover in state legislatures

There didn't appear to be much ticket splitting in many areas of the country last night. In addition to historic gains in the House, the GOP slaughtered the Democrats in many governor's races and perhaps more importantly, flipped many upper and lower state legislatures in a repudiation of Democrats from top to bottom.

John Hood at NRO:

Still trying to chase down results in key legislative races around the country, but at the moment it looks like this:
• Going into the 2010 elections, Democrats held 60 partisan legislative chambers and Republicans held 36, with a couple of ties.

• It looks like the GOP has picked up an astounding 20 chambers, including both houses in Alabama, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Wisconsin and additional chambers in Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

• In total legislative seats, it is possible that after all the results are posted, Republicans will have won a nationwide majority.

Florida, Ohio, and Indiana were absolutely disastrous for Democrats last night. Three states that went for Obama in 2008 rejected the Democrats all the way around. They have a long, long way to go to come back to competitiveness.


There didn't appear to be much ticket splitting in many areas of the country last night. In addition to historic gains in the House, the GOP slaughtered the Democrats in many governor's races and perhaps more importantly, flipped many upper and lower state legislatures in a repudiation of Democrats from top to bottom.

John Hood at NRO:

Still trying to chase down results in key legislative races around the country, but at the moment it looks like this:
• Going into the 2010 elections, Democrats held 60 partisan legislative chambers and Republicans held 36, with a couple of ties.

• It looks like the GOP has picked up an astounding 20 chambers, including both houses in Alabama, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Wisconsin and additional chambers in Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

• In total legislative seats, it is possible that after all the results are posted, Republicans will have won a nationwide majority.

Florida, Ohio, and Indiana were absolutely disastrous for Democrats last night. Three states that went for Obama in 2008 rejected the Democrats all the way around. They have a long, long way to go to come back to competitiveness.


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