Republican Revolution in North Carolina? 

Can Republicans take over North Carolina’s state legislature? PPP’s latest poll of the state gives them a 50-42 lead on the generic ballot. To seize control, Republicans would have to pick up nine seats in the state House and five in the state Senate for a takeover. Thanks to some key retirements, Republicans enjoy much better chances in the state Senate, which they have not controlled since 1898.

At stake is control over drawing 13 U.S. House seats. North Carolina’s Democratic governor, Bev Perdue, is not up for re-election until 2012, but she has no veto over either state legislative or U.S. House redistricting, a task reserved exclusively to the state legislature. North Carolina currently has a very Democrat-friendly map on the U.S. House level, and that could easily change with a new map.

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David Freddoso came to the Washington Examiner in June 2009, after serving for nearly two years as a Capitol Hill-based staff reporter for National Review Online. Before writing his New York Times bestselling book, The Case Against Barack Obama, he spent three years assisting Robert Novak, the legendary Washington... more
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