GOP now has 34 governors in US, complete control of 26 states

The Hill:
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s decision to leave the Democratic Party to become a Republican means the GOP now controls all levers of government in 26 states across the country, a high-water mark in recent years.

Justice is set to make his announcement Thursday night, during a rally with President Trump in Huntington. W.Va. He will become the first sitting Democratic governor to switch to the GOP since Buddy Roemer, the governor of Louisiana, in 1991.

Justice will become the 34th Republican governor in America. Republicans control both chambers of the state Legislature in West Virginia.

Republicans also hold the governorship and both state legislative chambers in Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida and New Hampshire.

Nebraska’s unicameral legislature is ostensibly nonpartisan, but is controlled by Republicans in practice.
This is a complete transformation for West Virginia and Democrats can blame their climate change passions for it.  In fact, If Al Gore had taken West Virginia in 2000 he would have been President.  Climate change may be a winning issue for Democrats in California, but the rest of the states not so much.

Justice is a billionaire who also owns the Greenbriar resort which doubled as a nuclear bomb shelter for Congress during the Cold War.  The Houston Texans are now training at the Greenbriar for the upcoming NFL season.  It is much cooler than Houston this time of year.


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