Skip to comments.GOP Makes Historic State Legislative Gains in 2010
Posted on 12/29/2010 6:54:40 PM PST by neverdem
Late last week, a state judge on Long Island in New York certified that Mineola mayor Jack Martins, a Republican, had won the race for state Senate District 7 by a mere 451 votes out of the more than 85,000 cast. With that win, the GOP took control of the New York Senate by a 32-30 majority making it the last state legislative domino to fall in the 2010 election cycle. The New York state Senate was the 20th legislative chamber picked up by Republicans in the 2010 elections. In addition to gaining new majorities in 20 chambers, Republicans won enough seats in Oregon to tie the House at 30-30. Adding insult to injury, they also took a numerical majority in the Louisiana House when a Democratic representative switched parties, leaving that chamber with 51 Republicans and 50 Democrats along with four independents. Twenty-two state legislative chambers changed majority control in the 2010 election cycleall in the direction of the GOP.
By this point, the overused weather clichés have all been trotted out. Whether you call it a hurricane, a tsunami or a seismic shift, it was an historic election at the state level for the GOP. By adding over 720 legislative seats to their column in the past two years, Republicans easily cleared the 1994 expectations bar. In 1994, the last big wave election, they netted over 500 seats and the majority in 20 legislative bodies. There are now more Republican state legislators (3,941) than at any point since they held 4,001 seats after the 1928 election.
With bulked up numbers at the state level, Republicans are now in their best position for the looming redistricting process since...
Republicans now control the entire legislature in 25 states, 11 more than they had going in to the 2010 elections...
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I'm hoping to see the gun grabbers suffer some serious defeats, e.g. concealed carry like Vermont, Alaska and Arizona, i.e. no permission slips needed and concealed carry on more college and university campi.
Here’s to the GOP using these gains to help in redistricting.
A republican won a close race in NY????
These Republican victories have been hushed by the MSM.
It’s time for the three Gs now: Gun rights, Gerrymandering, and ground games.
Nassau county works harder than suffolk. That’s why bishop won.
Yes, the GOP won and lost close races. They got the Senate in Albany 32 - 30, so there can't be any defections.
Thanks to unexpectedly large gains in state legislatures, Republicans stand to control the redistricting process in 18 states with 204 House districts, while Democrats will control it in only seven states with 49 districts. That doesnt guarantee continued Republican majorities, but its probably worth 10 to 15 seats.
That's from the remainder of Mike Barone's column.
Many others have noticed this behavior by the biased (Democrat Party) media in the USA.
Yep, the most under-reported story of 2010.
Also, Obama and Co. recognize that it’s also the most important.
Hence the bare aggression.
The gloves are off.
AND THE TEA PARTY ISN’T DONE YET!