November 9, 2012
GOP Firms Grip on Statehouses With Gubernatorial Wins (MEG HANDLEY, November 7, 2012, USN)
The addition of at least one governorship to the GOP column brings the party's tally to 30 and marks the highest number held by either party in 12 years, according to the Republican Governors Association. The all-time high for the GOP was 34 seats in the 1920s.Reinforcing the Republican lead in governorships strengthens the party's position against Democratic policies such as Obamacare, a CNN report noted, and arms the GOP with influence in Washington, despite the fact the White House will be blue for another four years and the GOP failed in its mission to capture the Senate.
Posted by Orrin Judd at November 9, 2012 5:18 AM