Some state legislatures should be prioritized

by: amberwaves

Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 23:58


Are state legislature races getting the priority they deserve? According to Tim Storey of the National Magazine of Policy and Politics, there are 28 of 84 legislatures that could go either way.  Some of them are in large states that would dramatically impact redistricting in 2011.
amberwaves :: Some state legislatures should be prioritized
State senates are particularly important because those elected in 2008 will have a role in re-districting in 3 years.  Close battles include
Tennessee, currently tied
Oklahoma, currently tied
Alaska
Maine
Montana
Nevada
New York
North Dakota
Wisconsin

Close State House battles include
Delaware
Indiana
Michigan
Montana
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Wisconsin

Given the modest treasure chest of the DNC, are any resources going down the food chain to critical races?  What kind of netroots initiatives might be helpful?  Are any netroots folks tracking this at a national level?  

Here is a link to the story by Tim Storey where I got much of my information. I don't know how to make an HTML link. sorry. http://www.ncsl.org/magazine/a...


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Wisconsin (0.00 / 0)
I'm pretty confident we both keep the Senate and take the Assembly.

Putting more of my own effort into Assembly contests than Prez, both because I figure my time turns more voters there, and the Candidates are much more likely to notice, leading to a greater ability to affect policy come Feb.



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Why prioritize states with 1 CD? (0.00 / 0)
If the point is redistricting, then there should be no resources allocated to - (from the list)

Alaska
Montana
North Dakota
Delaware


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