In its rundown of 2010 state legislative races, the national magazine Governing predicts the DFL is poised to retain control of both houses of the Minnesota Legislature. But the mag’s state-by-state analysis deems it plausible that the GOP could return to power, particularly in the House.
“The Democrats are still favored to hold both chambers in Minnesota, but amid much angst over the state’s fiscal situation, a shift of control — especially in the House — isn’t out of the question. A determining factor could be how much blame voters place on the Democrats as opposed to outgoing Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty.”
DFLers control the Senate 46 to 21. In the House, DFLers hold an 87 to 47 vote lead over Republicans. That means Republicans need a net-21-seat gain in the 134-seat House. They need a net gain of 13 seats in the 67-member Senate.
h/t Eric Black