Republicans Poised to Hold Sway in States

Scott Walker, governor of Wisconsin, speaks at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida, U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012

Photograph by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Republicans, who took control of the U.S. Senate, also expanded their advantage in the 36 states that elected chief executives, including Florida and Wisconsin. The party claimed majorities in a record two-thirds of legislative chambers.

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