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Crucial battles for state legislatures are underway, and Democrats could pick up several chambers

After taking a beating two years ago, Democrats are feeling pretty good about their chances to make gains in state legislatures nationwide this fall. Indeed, there’s really almost nowhere to go but up: With Republicans dominating legislatures at a level not seen since the Civil War, Democrats pretty much only have room to improve their standing. Both parties are already looking ahead to the 2020 redistricting cycle, but if Democrats can flip some legislatures, they could produce crucial progressive policy gains much sooner.
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