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Michigan Republicans share in strong national gains

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January 15, 2011

LANSING, Michigan: Nationwide, Republicans showed strong gains in state legislatures. The number of Republican state senators grew 15.1%, and the number of Republican state representatives grew 24.0%. This growth translated into gains in 85.2% of state chambers, resulting in 20 new Republican majorities. The following charts illustrate the changes to state majorities before and after the election:

Before

Partisan breakdown before the November 2010 Election
Legislative chamber Democratic Party Republican Party Purple.png Grey.png
State senates 23 18 1 1
State houses 29 15 1 -
Totals: 52 33 2 1

After

Partisan breakdown after the November 2010 Election
Legislative chamber Democratic Party Republican Party Purple.png Grey.png
State senates 16 25 1 1
State houses 16 28 1 0
Totals: 32 53 2 1

In Michigan, Republicans were able to bolster their majority in the senate while obtaining the majority in the house. In the Michigan State Senate, the GOP saw an 11% increase in representation. They fared even better in the Michigan House of Representatives, obtaining a 19% increase in representation along with the majority. Republican Rick Snyder won in his bid for Governor, giving Michigan Republicans control of both houses and governorship. Across the country, Michigan was one of 12 states in which the GOP obtained a trifecta, bringing them to a total of 20 trifecas.

A breakdown of all state senates and houses as well as election analysis can be found here.

Changes in the Michigan State Senate

See also:Michigan 2010 legislative election results
Michigan State Senate
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 16 12
     Republican Party 22 26
Total 38 38


Changes in the Michigan State House

See also:Michigan 2010 legislative election results
Michigan House of Representatives
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 65 47
     Republican Party 42 63
     Vacancy 3 -
Total 110 110


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