Monday, November 15, 2010

Party switching dam in the deep south has busted!

Two well known legislators have switched in recent days down in Lousianna giving the GOP numerical control of the Louisianna state house for the first time in modern history. That leaves Arkansas as the only southern state that has not had the GOP control at least one chamber of its legislature since the Civil War. Its my understanding that there are heavy efforts underway behind the scenes in Mississippi once again to get the state senate under a GOP numerical majority once again before they take up redistricting early next year. So it'll be interesting to watch what comes out of Jackson in the coming days and weeks. I don't believe we'll see any democrats switching to the GOP in Alabama and Tennessee anytime soon mainly because most of the conservative democrats in those states were washed out in the GOP tidal wave last week.