Thursday, March 25, 2010

A Ray of Sunshine of Southern Democrats?

Barring substantial changes in public opinion in the next seven months or so, this should be a very good year for Republicans, especially in the South. However, there are always exceptions to political trends, and this year there are three potential bright spots for Democrats in the South. In Florida, Georgia and Texas, Democratic candidates for governor have a decent shot at getting elected and taking over governor’s mansions currently in Republican hands. None are favorites at this point, but Democrats are within striking distance in all three states. A Democratic gubernatorial victory in any of the three would be a boon to Democrats, because redistricting at both the congressional and legislative level will take place in 2011 and possibly 2012. While redistricting is primarily a matter for the state legislatures, the governor also plays a significant role.


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