A "Hold" Year for Democrats
Lou Jacobson of Stateline.org predicts that Democrats are in good shape to consolidate their gains from 2006 in terms of controlling legislative chambers but doubts ...
Lou Jacobson of Stateline.org predicts that Democrats are in good shape to consolidate their gains from 2006 in terms of controlling legislative chambers but doubts they'll pick up many more. His piece comes illustrated with handy partisan control maps and charts.
[E]ight states, including major ones such as Indiana, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin, have divided control of their legislatures [and] at least one chamber that could flip party-control in 2008.
The big picture is that both parties face a parallel landscape. Ten Democratic-controlled chambers -- five Senates and five Houses -- are in play, which means a chamber ranked as Toss-Up, Lean Republican or Lean Democratic. Republicans control 11 chambers in play -- five Senates and six Houses. Two politically tied chambers are also in play, while 14 are not up for election this year.
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