Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The State-by-State Revival of the Right

Thomas B. Edsall, NYT
OCT. 7, 2014

While politics in Washington remain gridlocked, the conservative revolution has been thriving outside the Capitol beltway.

Republicans in states across the Midwest and the South are determined to eviscerate liberal policies and to entrench the political power of the right.

Twenty-three state governments are now under the complete control – governor, house and state senate — of the Republican Party, more than at any time since Dwight D. Eisenhower won the presidency in 1952. Democrats control 14 states. The rest are divided.

Not only are Republicans today in charge of more states, they are exercising their power to gain partisan advantage far more aggressively than their Democratic counterparts.

(More here.)

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