Statewide legislative elections in the United States, 2010

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Statewide legislative elections in the United States, 2010
United States
November 2, 2010

6,125 out of 7,382 total legislative seats
  Majority party Minority party
  US Democratic Party Logo.svg
Party Republican Democratic
Seats before 3,282, 44.5% 4,022, 54%
Seats won 3,890 3,342
Seat change +680 (2 uncalled) -680 (2 uncalled)
Percentage 52.7% 45.3%
Swing Increase 9% Decrease 9%

The 2010 statewide legislative elections were held on November 2, 2010, halfway through President Barack Obama's first term in office. Elections were held for 88 legislative chambers, with all states but Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey and Virginia holding elections in at least one house. Kansas, New Mexico and South Carolina held elections for their lower, but not upper houses.

Republicans scored record gains, gaining at least 680 total seats and taking control of 19 legislative chambers, while the Democrats lost at least 21 chambers.[1][2]

The winners of this election cycle will serve in their respective legislatures for either a 2 or 4 year term, depending on state election rules.

Results[edit]

State-by-state[edit]

State Previous LH Previous UH Result Result (House) Result (Senate)
Alabama D 60-45 D 20-15 Republican takeover R 62-43 R 22-12, 1 Ind
Alaska R 22-18 Coal. 16-4 Split R 23-17 10-10
Arizona R 36-24 R 18-12 Republican hold R 40-20 R 21-9
Arkansas D 72-28 D 27-8 Democratic hold D 54-46 D 20-15
California D 50-29, 1 Ind D 26-14, 2 Vac. Democratic hold D 51-29 D 26-14, 2 Vac.
Colorado D 37-27, 1 Ind D 21-14 Split R 33-32 D 19-16
Connecticut D 114-37 D 24-12 Democratic hold D 97-54 D 23-13
Delaware D 24-17 D 15-6 Democratic hold D 26-15 D 14-7
Florida R 76-44 R 26-13, 1 Vac. Republican hold R 81-39 R 28-12
Georgia R 103-73, 1 Ind. R 34-22 Republican hold R 111-68, 1 Ind. R 35-21
Hawaii D 45-6 D 23-2 Democratic hold D 43-8 D 24-1
Idaho R 52-18 R 28-7 Republican hold R 57-13 R 28-7
Illinois D 70-48 D 37-22 Democratic hold D 64-54 D 34-25
Indiana D 52-48 R 33-17 Republican takeover R 60-40 R 36-14
Iowa D 56-44 D 32-18 Split R 58-42 D 27-23
Kansas R 77-48 R 31-9 Republican hold R 92-33 No election
Kentucky D 65-35 R 20-17, 1 Vac. Split D 58-42 R 22-15, 1 Vac.
Maine D 94-55, 1 Ind. D 20-15 Republican takeover R 77-72, 1 Ind. R 20-14, 1 Ind.
Maryland D 104-37 D 33-14 Democratic hold D 98-43 D 35-12
Massachusetts D 142-15, 2 Vac. D 35-5 Democratic hold D 130-30 D 36-4
Michigan D 65-42, 2 Vac. R 22-16 Republican takeover R 63-47 R 26-12
Minnesota D 87-47 D 46-21 Republican takeover R 72-62 R 37-30
Missouri R 88-74, 1 Vac. R 23-11 Republican hold R 105-58 R 22-12
Montana 50-50 R 27-22, 1 Vac. Republican takeover R 67-33 R 28-22
Nebraska Unicameral and non–partisan Senate with 49 members
Nevada D 28-14 D 12-7, 2 Vac. Democratic hold D 26-16 D 11-10
New Hampshire D 216-174, 10 Vac. D 14-10 Republican takeover R 298-102 R 19-5
New Mexico D 45-25 D 27-15 Democratic hold D 36-34 No election
New York D 105-42, 2 I, 1 Vac D 32-29, 1 Vac. Split D 99-50, 1, I Vac. R 32-30
North Carolina D 68-52 D 30-20 Republican takeover R 67-52, 1 Ind. R 30-20
North Dakota R 58-36 R 26-21 Republican hold R 69-25 R 35-12
Ohio D 53-46 R 21-12 Republican takeover R 58-41 R 23-10
Oklahoma R 62-39 R 26-22 Republican hold R 69-32 R 32-16
Oregon D 36-24 D 18-12 Split 30-30 D 16-14
Pennsylvania D 104-92, 1 Vac. R 30-20 Republican takeover R 112-91 R 30-20
Rhode Island D 69-6 D 33-4, 1 Ind. Democratic hold D 66-9 D 29-8, 1 Ind.
South Carolina R 73-51 R 27-19 Republican hold R 75-48, 1 Vac. No election
South Dakota R 46-24 R 21-14 Republican hold R 50-19, 1 Ind. R 30-5
Tennessee R 51-48 R 19-14 Republican hold R 68-31 R 20-13
Texas R 76-73, 1 Vac. R 19-12 Republican hold R 98-51, 1 Vac. R 19-12
Utah R 53-22 R 21-8 Republican hold R 59-16 R 22-7
Vermont D 94-48, 5 P, 3 Ind. D 22-7, 1 P Democratic hold D 93-48, 5 P, 3 Ind. D 21-8, 1 P
Washington D 61-37 D 31-18 Democratic hold D 55-43 D 27-22
West Virginia D 71-29 D 26-8 Democratic hold D 65-35 D 27-7
Wisconsin D 50-45, 2 Ind., 2 Vac. D 18-15 Republican takeover R 60-38, 1 Ind. R 19-14
Wyoming R 41-19 R 23-7 Republican hold R 51-9 R 26-4
State Previous LH Previous UH Result Result (House) Result (Senate)

Total[edit]

e • d Summary of the November 2010 state legislature election results
Political Party
Previous total
New total
Net change
% of Seats
Republican 3,282 3,890 +680 52.7%
Democratic 4,022 3,342 -680 45.3%
Independent 56 60 +4 0.008%
VT Progressive 6 6 0 0.0008%
Independence 2 1 -1 0.0001%

Map key[edit]

Color Name Abbreviation Notes
  
Democratic Party D Major national party; has state-level parties in each state
  
Republican Party R Major national party; has state-level parties in each state
  
Vermont Progressive Party P State-level center-left third party operating only in Vermont
  
Independence Party I A minor centrist political party, mostly active in New York
  
Governing coalition Coal. A coalition of members of the Democratic and Republican parties in power in the Alaska Senate
[None] Independent Ind. Do not identify with any political party
Vacant Vac. A seat not currently occupied by a legislator

References[edit]

  1. ^ Memoli, Michael A. (November 3, 2010). "State legislative gains give Republicans unprecedented clout to remake districts - Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com. Retrieved June 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ Balz, Dan (November 14, 2010). "The Republican takeover in the states". Washingtonpost.com. Retrieved June 4, 2013.