The 2010 and 2011 elections at the state legislative level saw dramatic changes for control of the 99 state legislative chambers across the country. A total of 26 state legislative chambers moved away from Democrat control to either outright Republican control or a tied chamber. The 2012 Recall Elections in Wisconsin resulted in a change from Republican to Democrat control.
We will be closely watching to see how many of these 26 (plus a few others) move back to Democrat control or even become more Republican following the 2012 General Election. Overall, the GOP improved their chances at the state legislative level as a result of redistricting.
Both State Chamber Changed – AL, LA, ME, MN, NC, NH & WI
State Senate Only Changes – AK, NY, & VA
State Lower Chamber Only Changes – CO, IA, IN, MI, MS, MT, OH, OR, PA