Everyone is (rightfully) buzzing about Republicans’ dominant victories in contested Senate, House and gubernatorial races on Tuesday, but another historic GOP accomplishment shouldn’t be overlooked:
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When January rolls around, the Republican Party will control more legislative chambers at the state level than ever before in the history of our nation. That’s no small thing. The Washington Post reported on this outcome yesterday:
Republican gains extended to state legislative chambers as well. Before Election Day, the GOP controlled 59 of 98 partisan legislative chambers across the country. On Tuesday, preliminary results showed Republicans had won control of both the Nevada Assembly and Senate, the Colorado Senate and state House chambers in Minnesota, New Mexico, Maine, West Virginia and New Hampshire. That would give the party control of 67 chambers, five more than their previous record in the modern era, set after special elections in 2011 and 2012.