Posted by: Debby Durkee | November 3, 2010

Republicans at state level — tsunami.

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Republicans at state level – tsunami.

This is from Erick Erickson of He says Republican gains across the country on a state and local level are huge and amazing. He call it a tsunami and he calls it the underreported story of the night.

No, the GOP did not take the Senate and some races are still outstanding, but the Senate GOP has moved to the right. More so, the Republicans picking up, in the worst case, seven seats is historically strong.

the Republican Party has picked up more seats in the House of Representatives than at any time since 1948 — that is more than sixty seats. Ike Skelton, Class of 1976, is gone. Many, many other Democrats are gone.

That, in and of itself, is significant. But that’s not the half of it. The real story is the underreported story of the night — the Republican pick ups at the state level.

There will be 18 states subject to reapportionment. The Republicans will control a majority of those — at least ten and maybe a dozen or more. More significantly, a minimum of seventeen state legislative houses have flipped to the Republican Party.

The North Carolina Legislature is Republican for the first time since 1870. Yes, that is Eighteen Seventy.

The Alabama Legislature is Republican for the first time since 1876. Snip —

The entire Wisconsin and New Hampshire legislatures have flipped to the GOP by wide margins.

The State Houses in Indiana, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, Iowa, Montana, and Colorado flipped to the GOP.

The Maine and Minnesota Senates flipped to the GOP.

… The gains in Texas were so big that the Republicans no longer need the Democrats to get state constitutional amendments out of the state legislature.

These gains go all the way down to the municipal level across the nation. That did not happen even in 1994.

Read it all here:

Here’s Newt Gingrich on the historical nature of last night’s election.


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  1. Amen and we got rid of O’vomit’s Senate seat too. Too bad we didn’t get rid of King Richard’s boy Quinn. He will be sitting at the feet of King Richard ( the monarch of Chicago and CROOK County) for the next 4 years. One day maybe the Capital of Illinois will once again be Springfield rather tha Chicago.

  2. We are promised an exciting 100 days when the legislature here in NC meets. It will be interesting to watch it unfold and see if they can change the direction of our great state.

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