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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:40 PM

Information thread on state legislatures and Governors

I think this would be a handy thing to have as a reference. Maybe some other site already has it, but it seems like we should be able to create such a guide using the power of our group. My idea is that DUers from various states can post about their state until we have all 50 states.

So a reply would look like this:

KANSAS - Republican Governor (up in 2014)

Kansas House 92 Republican, 33 Democrat
Kansas Senate 32 Republican 8 Democrat (up again in 2016)

then other states will check in, hopefully

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hfojvt Nov 2012 OP
Drale Nov 2012 #1
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MineralMan Nov 2012 #5
hfojvt Nov 2012 #9
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cali Nov 2012 #6
hfojvt Nov 2012 #7
SoCalDem Nov 2012 #8
hfojvt Nov 2012 #10
SoCalDem Nov 2012 #11
hfojvt Nov 2012 #13
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Response to hfojvt (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:45 PM

1. Illinois

Democratic Governor
House- Super Majority
Senate- Super Majority

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Response to Drale (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:00 PM

2. 71-47 in the House, 40-19 in the Senate

although I guess google has lead me to Ballotpedia http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/Illinois_State_Senate_elections,_2012

Sort of making this thread redundant.

Also turns out my own SOS was inaccurate and in spite of the seeming bloodbath, Kansas Democrats actually made gains in this last election. Picked up a Senate Seat and two house seats.

It's now 9 to 31 in the Senate and 35 to 90 in the House

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Response to hfojvt (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:11 PM

3. SD - Republican Governor (up in 2016)

House - 17 to 53
Senate - 7 to 28

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Response to hfojvt (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:22 PM

4. ND - Republican Governor (up in 2016)

okay their legislature is kinda confusing and official results still are not in

It was 25 to 69 in the House with only 50 seats being up this term, but I got that 38 Republicans won to 14 Democrats. I miscounted apparently and I am not sure how that changes the balance anyway.

Senate 13 to 33 with one vacancy

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Response to hfojvt (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:27 PM

5. In Minnesota, Democrats regained control of both houses of the legislature.

I don't have the exact numbers. In the 2010 election, Republicans gained control of both houses by a narrow margin, and then proceeded to force a shutdown of state government when they could not produce a budget. In addition the Republicans introduces constitutional amendments to ban same-sex marriage and to force Voter ID. Both amendments failed to win in the 2012 election, and the voters returned control of both houses to the Democrats.

We also have a Democratic Governor. Things are going to change very quickly in 2013.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:16 PM

9. House is now 73-61 flipped from before the election when it was 61-72

Senate 39-28 from 30-37

the DFL is sure doing better than Wisconsin, but they have Pawlenty to make up for.

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Response to hfojvt (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:32 PM

12. Thanks! I didn't have the numbers, and couldn't find them immediately.

Sadly, Pawlenty was already there when I moved to Minnesota, along with the vile Norm Coleman.

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Response to hfojvt (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:34 PM

6. Vermont: Democratic Governor, Peter Shumlin

Vermont House- 94 Democrats, 5 Progressive Party Reps, 3 Independent Reps, 48 Republicans

Vermont Senate- 22 Dems, 2 Progressive Party Senators and 6 Republicans

Only one Republican holds state-wide office, our Lt. Guv

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Response to hfojvt (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:09 PM

7. WISCONSIN - Republican Governor (up in 2014)

State Assembly - 39 - 60
State Senate - 15-18 (Republicans gained 3 seats)

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Response to hfojvt (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:15 PM

8. map & info on all races here...and a link to Ballotpedia

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:24 PM

10. CALIFORNIA - Democratic Governor (up in 2014)

Assembly - 56-24
Senate - 26 - 12 (not sure what happened to the other 2)

That is really a very small assembly given the size of California. The districts must be ginormous. And spending an average of $1,000,000 per race.

Yes, as I found in post #2, Ballotpedia is very cool.

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Response to hfojvt (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:32 PM

11. Our districts ARE huge

but the new redistricting seems to have worked very well

btw I posted the ballotpedia stuff last week but no one cared

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:12 AM

Star Member SoCalDem (98,358 posts)


Ballotpedia.. very useful tool to identify state races we should start on for 2014
Efforts like souls-to-the-polls would be a LOT easier if the legislatures were more blue than red. Many of the Draconian laws passed recently could be undone..


http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/Florida_House_of_Representatives_elections,_2014

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Response to hfojvt (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 07:37 PM

13. FLORIDA - Repiblican governor (up in 2014)

House - 38 to 81 with 1 vacancy
Senate - 12 to 28

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Response to hfojvt (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 07:42 PM

14. HAWAII - Democratic Governor (up in 2014)

Senate - 24 to 1 (!!!)
House - 44 to 7

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Response to hfojvt (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:30 PM

15. ALASKA - Republican governor (up in 2014)

House - 15 to 25
Senate - 7 to 13

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Response to hfojvt (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 03:36 PM

16. WASHINGTON - Democratic Governor (up in 2016)

Senate - 27 to 22
House - 55 to 43

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Response to hfojvt (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:29 PM

17. OREGON - Democratic Governor (up in 2014)

Senate - 16 to 14
House - 34 to 26

(Huh, and I thought it was supposed to be so blue)

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Response to hfojvt (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:33 PM

18. NEVADA - Republican Governor (up in 2014)

Senate - 11 to 10
House - 27 to 15

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Response to hfojvt (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:38 PM

19. IDAHO - Republican Governor (up in 2014)

Senate - 6 to 29
House - 13 to 57

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Response to hfojvt (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:41 PM

20. UTAH - Republican Governor (up in 2016)

Senate - 5 to 24
House - 14 to 61

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Response to hfojvt (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:51 PM

21. ARIZONA - Republican Governor (up in 2014)

Senate - 13 to 17 (a gain of four this election)
House - 24 to 36 (a gain of five)

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Response to hfojvt (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:56 PM

22. NEW MEXICO - Democratic Governor (up in 2016)

Senate - 24 to 18 (loss of 4)
House - 38 to 32 (gain of 2)

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