More on the State Legislatures

by Ramesh Ponnuru

Ed Gillespie, chairman of the Republican State Leadership Committee, just held a conference call about the state-level election results. Bottom line: He thinks that the results increase the likelihood of Republicans’ winning between 15 to 25 House seats. Republicans took over, net, at least 19 legislative chambers. The number of legislative seats gained–more than 500–beat the numbers posted in 1994 and 2006.

Before the election, Democrats controlled 60 chambers and Republicans 36. The split is now 55 to 40 in Republicans’ favor.

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