Search Iowa's political blogs

Google Custom Search

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

The Iowa Republican: Rebound: Can the Scott County GOP help turn the tide for Republicans statewide?

Excerpted from this post at The Iowa Republican

Just over a decade ago, Republicans held eight of the nine legislative seats in Scott County, today Republicans only control three of those seats. The difficulties that Republicans have recently experienced in Scott County are not confined to one county; it is something that ails Republicans in all of eastern Iowa. Currently, Republicans control only five senate seats and sixteen house seats east of Polk County. If you want to understand why Republicans have lost their majorities, one need to look at what has happened to the state of the Republican Party in eastern Iowa. In January of 2000, there were almost 5,000 more registered Republicans in Scott County than there were registered Democrats. Today, Democrats enjoy a registered voter advantage of 8,622 over Republicans.

Labels:

<< Home

Mike Schramm
Andy Szal

Contact staff@iowapolitics.com with tips or news items for the blog.

An IowaPolitics.com round-up of excerpts from political blogs around the state.

See samples of IowaPolitics.com subscriber products

Take a no-obligation two-week free trial.

Contact Mike Schramm with questions about subscribing

Powered by Blogger

Site Meter