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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:03 PM
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Fight for control of state capitals heats up (USA Today)



Fight for control of state capitals heats up
Updated 10/23/2006 7:48 AM ET

By Kathy Kiely, USA TODAY
WASHINGTON For the first time since 1994, Democrats are poised to surpass Republicans in the number of state capitals where one party enjoys complete political control holding the governor's mansion and both chambers of the state legislature.

Having the political upper hand in state capitals has enabled Republicans to draw congressional districts that are more favorable to their party's candidates, notably in Texas and Georgia.

It has also helped the party develop strong candidates for higher office. According to the non-partisan National Conference of State Legislatures, 57% of members of Congress started out as state legislators.

Republicans hold the governorships and both chambers of the state legislatures in 12 states; Democrats, in eight. Republicans' control is in jeopardy in three of those states: Ohio, Alaska and Indiana.

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Megahurtz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:19 PM
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1. Don't forget the link! n/t
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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:23 PM
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2. here it is
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:30 PM
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3. Pennsylvania House supposed to go dem too.
People are still mad about the pay raise here, and haven't forgotten.
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