Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper speaks on the Colorado Democrats watch get together in Denver on Election Night time. Colorado is one in all six new Democratic “trifectas.”
Democrats had an enormous evening in state legislative races — that are little-watched however essential for redistricting.
Democrats have to date gained six “trifectas,” or states the place they management the governor’s workplace and each chambers of the legislature. The brand new trifectas are…
- New Mexico
- New York
These are added to the get together’s eight present trifectas (though the Connecticut governor’s race nonetheless bears watching).
In addition they busted 4 Republican trifectas: Kansas, Michigan, New Hampshire and Wisconsin.
The Democratic Legislative Marketing campaign Committee, the get together’s arm that works on state legislative races, stated that as of three a.m. ET, Democrats had received 333 beforehand Republican-held seats.
These state legislative battles have been amongst Republicans’ greatest successes throughout former President Barack Obama’s tenure, a interval wherein they gained almost 1,000 seats.
Democrats had been at a serious drawback in state capitals headed into this 12 months’s midterm elections. However the get together has additionally gained the governor’s workplaces in Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, New Mexico, Nevada and Wisconsin.