The Virginia elections are fast approaching a point where the cake is baked. It is time to begin broadening my focus to other parts of the country in preparation for next year’s elections. As I have just moved back to Ohio and Ohio is a critical battleground state, in every election, I have decided to begin to do profiles on the state legislative districts up for election in 2018.
As you can see by the maps in the header photo of this post, the state legislative outlook here is fairly grim for Democrats. Gerrymandering plays a huge role in this. I want to acknowledge that up front. That said, this is the map we have, and this is the battlefield we must win on to at least make Ohio bluer if not turn each of these chambers blue.