Gary Pearce, veteran Democratic consultant, says it may not be such a bad thing to just let the GOP have state government for a while. The economy is in such bad shape, they will get the blame.
“Given the fiscal cliff facing the states, maybe it's not a bad time for Democrats to let Republicans own Raleigh,” Pearce writes in his blog Talking About Politics.
“Speaker Thom Tillis says Republicans already 'own' North Carolina's economy. If Pat McCrory wins and they keep the House and the Senate, they'll have sole ownership of the state budget. The State Budget Crisis Task Force, a nonprofit co-chaired by former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker and former New York Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch, says states face long-term budget burdens that could cripple their ability to pay for basic services such as law enforcement, local schools and transporation...And McCrory promises to cut taxes.'' To read more: http://www.talkingaboutpolitics.com