GOP’s Statehouse Victories Set Up Party for Strong 2022, Strategists Say

Texas State Capitol in Austin. (CrackerClips/Getty Images)

As the fight for party control of the House and Senate in the 2022 midterm elections gears up, Republican strategists say the GOP is well-positioned to notch big wins in the next cycle and beyond thanks to oft-overlooked state-level victories last year.

Republicans lost control of the House in 2018 for the first time in eight years but would need a net gain of just five seats in 2022 to reclaim the majority after a surprisingly successful 2020.

The party’s efforts will likely be helped by historical tradition — which says that the party that controls the White House typically loses roughly

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