In 2024 there will be uniform partisan control of governorships and both U.S. Senate seats in 36 states – up from 28 states just seven years ago
When Louisiana governor-elect Jeff Landry (pictured) is sworn into office in January, the Pelican State will join 18 others where the Republican Party holds the state’s highest elected office as well as both U.S. Senate seats.
Adding in the 17 states where Democrats return the favor, there will now be 36 states where the same party controls each of these three seats across the country, or 72 percent.
Prior to the 2016 election, just over half the states – 28 – fit into this category. Following the 2018 and 2020 elections there were 34 states.
As politics seemingly becomes more and more nationalized, some politicians have skillfully carved out a place in the political landscape in states dominated up and down the ballot by the opposing party – most recently Governor Andy Beshear winning reelection for the Democrats last Tuesday in Kentucky.
Kentucky is one of just three states with a Democratic governor and two GOP U.S. Senators along with Kansas and North Carolina.
Meanwhile, there are four states with a Republican governor and a pair of Democratic U.S. Senators: Georgia, Nevada, New Hampshire, and Virginia.
Four other states have Republican governors and a split U.S. Senate delegation (Montana, Ohio, Vermont, and West Virginia) with three states electing Democratic governors and a split U.S. Senate delegation (Maine, Wisconsin, and Arizona, after Kyrsten Sinema left the Democratic Party in 2022).
In addition to Louisiana, the other Republican states controlling these three seats are Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.
For the Democrats: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Washington.
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