Keep an eye on Wisconsin over the next two years. While the state voted comfortably for President Obama, it also returned the State Senate to Republicans after Democrats gained a slim majority in the recall election.
So, we have two neighboring states with completely different political structures: Wisconsin has Gov. Scott Walker and GOP majorities in both houses, while Minnesota will return DFLers to the majority alongside Gov. Mark Dayton.
Two states with one-party rule. Let's see what happens.
Republicans took back control of the Wisconsin state legislature, five months after Democrats seized a slim majority of the upper chamber during a nasty fight over Governor Scott Walker's measures to curb public sector unions.
The election result on Tuesday represented the third switch in party control of the state Senate in two years because of the bitter battle over unions.
Republicans first took control of the state Senate in the 2010 elections, then lost it in June after Democrats and unions staged a series of successful recalls of conservative lawmakers who had supported the union restrictions.
Cross-posted at Davis & Emmer's Newstalk Blog