GOP Aims for Gains in State Legislatures in 2014

Friday, 02 May 2014 09:43 AM

By Melanie Batley

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Having made strides during the 2010 elections to win control of state legislative chambers across the country, Republicans seek more gains in 2014 elections, The Washington Examiner reported.

Republicans won the bulk of the winnable state legislative races during the 2010 tea party surge. Since then, taking control of a new set of statehouses currently run by Democrats has become the next GOP ambition.

States on the GOP target list include West Virginia, Colorado, Nevada, Kentucky, and New Mexico, according to the Examiner.

"West Virginia is a red state, there's no question about that," Hoppy Kercheval, a radio broadcaster and political observer in the state, told the Examiner. "The elections are kind of catching up to that."

Kercheval said it's "very likely" that Democrats' slim 53-47 majority in the state's House of Delegates will disappear in November. The Senate could prove more difficult to flip, but not impossible, he said.

In New Mexico, the House has been held by Democrats since the 1950s, but Republicans have chipped away at their majority over the last few elections, leaving just three seats that need to be won for the GOP to take control of the chamber.

In the Colorado Senate, Democrats have a one-seat majority, which is also the case in the Nevada Senate.

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Hope for Democrats? Wasserman Schultz Won't Stop Believing

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 15:15 PM

As election analysts are predicting a good day for Republicans on Nov. 4, Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbi . . .

Martha Coakley Trailing in Latest Mass. Gubernatorial Poll

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 14:46 PM

Democrat Martha Coakley may be on the verge of losing another statewide election in Massachusetts if the result of the l . . .

Rand Paul Tries to Peel Away Isolationist Label

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 14:42 PM

Sen. Rand Paul is taking on critics who brand him an isolationist on foreign policy, advocating an approach for America  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved