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Michael Barone looked at the downticket races, and found some interesting results:

  • On the Congressional level, the Democrats have made net gains in three states since 2008 (CA, DE, MD).  There were a few states where 2010’s results were wiped out: IL’s is most noteworthy.  It was also easily the most blatant redistricting hack job done by either party in 2012, but that’s what happens when Democrats control the state legislature.
  • Speaking of state legislatures: Democrats went from controlling 53% of state senate seats and 56% of state house seats after 2008 to 46%/48% after 2012.  They likewise gained seats over that period in only three states: CA, IL, & NJ.

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