Wyoming Republicans increase legislative control

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November 15, 2010

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By Geoff Pallay

CHEYENNE, Wyoming: Republicans increased their commanding control of the Wyoming State Senate and Wyoming State House after the November 2 general election. The defeat was the worst suffered by the Democratic Party in Wyoming in 90 years.[1]

Prior to the election, Republicans held a 41-19 lead in the House, and a 23-7 lead in the Senate. But Republicans picked up 10 House seats and 3 Senate seats, further increasing their partisan control.

Senate

Wyoming State Senate
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 7 4
     Republican Party 23 26
Total 30 30


The following three Democratic incumbents lost in the Senate.

House

Wyoming House of Representatives
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 19 9
     Republican Party 41 51
Total 60 60


The following five Democratic incumbents lost in the House.

Wyoming had a veto-proof majority before the election, and strengthened it after.

The shakeup -- which surprised even Republicans in Wyoming -- is expected to impact committee assignments going forward.[2]

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