Capstrat has created a series of maps to show the westward shift of power in the General Assembly. They illustrate the dramatic change in geographic distribution of legislative leadership and experience over the last four years.
"With the executive and legislative branches now solidly in Republican hands, geography could play a key role in battle lines over policy and budget," the group said in a blog post. The question for anyone with interests in the General Assembly – do you have support in these key geographic areas?"
The four areas of most significant change: Charlotte and points west; northeastern North Carolina; southeastern North Carolina and the border counties; central North Carolina.