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There’s been a lot of talk about the “blue wave” that may sweep Democrats into control of the U.S. House in November. But the seas are also looking pretty favorable for Democrats in some state legislative chambers.
If Colorado state Rep. Faith Winter (D) wins her race for the state’s 24th Senate District, for instance, Democrats could take control of that chamber.
“For state legislatures, it’s the number one race in the country,” Winter said in an interview. “In Colorado, in order to ﬂip the Senate, it’s just my seat that we have to win.”
Democrats are also a few seats or less away from taking control of the senate chambers in Arizona, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire and New York. And while statehouse races don’t typically attract the same amount of attention as a governor’s or congressional race, this time they could determine how states respond to a Supreme Court reversal of Roe v. Wade, as well as which party controls the process of redrawing the nation’s state legislative and congressional districts after the 2020 Census. (NEW YORK TIMES, LEXISNEXIS STATE NET)