Legislative Report for MAT
Judy Augenstein, Legislative Consultant
The race for House control is headed into the frantic, final stretch of October and the campaigns now have a clear sense of which candidates have a chance and who has failed to gain traction. With five weeks to go until Election Day, the overall dynamic remains the same as it has for much of the year as far as the current 62-46 Republican majority. Originally, the House consisted of a GOP majority, 63-47 before two legislators passed away. With 40 term limited House members vacating office, we will have at least 40 new House members. Political pundits predict Democrats will mostly likely gain seats, but Republicans will most likely retain the majority.