Republicans picked up a Kentucky state Senate seat earlier this week, marking the latest in a series of under-the-radar wins at the state level for the GOP since the November midterms. The pickups have the party claiming momentum going into 2020, after having lost control of the U.S. House last fall.
Experts are trying to figure out how those citizens are going to influence state politics, and especially the 2020 elections. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis declined to weigh in on what the change means for the state’s political future, but state lawmakers believe that politicians on both sides of the aisle will compete heavily to win the new voters.