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Republican Wave Results In Historic Highs At Statehouses

New Mexico is one of the states that has a new balance of power in its state legislature after the midterm elections. There will be a Republican majority in the New Mexico House of Representatives. The New Mexico Senate is controlled by Democrats. (N salazar/Wikimedia Commons)
New Mexico is one of the states that has a new balance of power in its state legislature after the midterm elections. There will be a Republican majority in the New Mexico House of Representatives. The New Mexico Senate is controlled by Democrats. (N salazar/Wikimedia Commons)

The Republican wave in Tuesday’s 2014 midterm elections resulted in big wins in state legislatures. The GOP now has its highest number of state lawmakers since 1920, and a record number of majorities in legislative chambers.

Luis Fortuño, former governor of Puerto Rico and board member of the Republican State Leadership Committee, tells Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson that first on the agenda for Republican state lawmakers is job creation, not issues like gun rights.

Guest

  • Luis Fortuño, former governor of Puerto Rico and board member of the Republican State Leadership Committee. He tweets @luisfortuno51.

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