Power Shift: The 2010 Midterm Elections. Dr. Will Miller Southeast Missouri State University. National Overview—House. National Overview—Senate. National Overview—Governors. State Legislatures. Michigan Indiana Ohio Minnesota Wisconsin North Carolina Alabama New Hampshire
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Power Shift: The 2010 Midterm Elections Dr. Will Miller Southeast Missouri State University
State Legislatures • Michigan • Indiana • Ohio • Minnesota • Wisconsin • North Carolina • Alabama • New Hampshire • Roughly 700 GOP pick-ups total
What All Has Happened? • Not typical voting recently • 2008 approaches 1964 (>60%) • Not repetitive voters • Missteps by Obama • Back to Carter re: experience • Healthcare—smokes out conservatives and insurance company $$$ • But America is more worried about economy and jobs • Partisanship • Nobel, Olympics, Wilson, Greyson • Money • Citizens’ United • CO example ($6m v. $30m)
The Big Picture • Legislative agenda? • Potential vulnerable Senators in 2012 • 21D-2I-10R • Obama’s chances in 2012?