For Democrats: Red Alert in the States Staff
Posted: Oct 26, 2010 8:21 AM

Republicans are likely to have the advantage drawing congressional seats for the first time since the modern redistricting process began in the 1980s.

Welcome to the furthest reaches of the coming Republican wave. The GOP is on track to win at least the House in one week. But the story extends far beyond Washington. Republicans' gains in the states will likely match those in Congress, or possibly exceed them.

Key swing state legislatures could switch to the GOP. Watch the Ohio House and both chambers in Wisconsin. Nationally, 88 of the 99 legislative chambers are on the line. Republicans won not only Congress in 1994. They won more than 500 state legislative seats. And this year, analogies to 1994 are apt for more reasons than Congress.