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Can Bipartisans Take The State Senate? Updated Race Projections

In June, we looked at how Democrats could wrest power from Republicans in the State Senate, or at least create a bipartisan coalition.

The short version of that story is that, yes, there is a potential path for Democrats to have a role in senate leadership. It requires them winning at least two seats currently held by Republicans and getting at least three more to jump ship and organize with them, let’s not pretend it is the most likely of scenarios. But it is plausible.






What Republicans Gave Donny Olson To Switch Sides

In today’s Senate Finance Committee press availability I asked if Sen. Donny Olson would see received additional staffers to move to the Senate Majority Caucus and if so if that staffing increase would be offset by corresponding reductions elsewhere in legislative staff.