Governing magazine is out with its latest election forecast for the country's 50 state legislatures. Writer Louis Jacobson concludes that a bad year for Democrats appears to be only getting worse. Of the 28 chambers that could see a shift in the balance of power, 25 are currently controlled by Democrats, according to the magazine.
One piece of mildly good news for Democrats in the article comes from Texas:
In our view, there are 15 chambers which didn't shift enough for us to change the rating quite yet, but which are on the verge of shifting a notch in the GOP's direction in our next installment.
By contrast, we see only one chamber that might shift in the Democratic direction before Election Day -- the Texas House, which could go from likely Republican to lean Republican -- and one that could move in either direction, the New York Senate.
The Texas House is currently divided by 77 Republicans and 73 Democrats.