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Partisan Shifts Possible In Several Statehouses

 This year’s statehouse elections offer opportunities for both Democrats and Republicans to shift majority control of legislative chambers, according to Tim Storey of the National Conference of State Legislatures. Democrats are eyeing Republican-controlled senates in Colorado, Maine, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Washington and West Virginia, and GOP-led houses in Iowa, Minnesota, New Hampshire and New Mexico. Republicans are targeting Democrat-led senates in Iowa and Minnesota, and Democrat-controlled houses in Colorado, Kentucky, Maine and Washington.


Source: Tim Storey of National Conference of State Legislatures




States with chambers Democrats targeting in 2016: Colorado*, Iowa*, Maine*, Minnesota*, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Washington, West Virginia


States with chambers Republicans targeting: Colorado*, Iowa*, Kentucky, Maine*, Minnesota*