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Factbox: U.S. Democrats, seeking gains in state governments, lose ground instead

(Reuters) - Democrats entered the 2020 U.S. elections looking to roll back much of the commanding presence Republicans had in state governments, but instead wound up losing ground as votes were counted on Wednesday.

U.S. Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden accompanied by his wife Jill, delivers remarks after early results from the 2020 U.S. presidential election in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., November 4, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Republicans won majorities in both chambers of the New Hampshire State House and took back the Montana governor’s mansion, which had been held by a retiring Democrat.

Greg Gianforte’s win in Montana over Democrat Mike Cooney gave Republicans 27 of the country’s 50 governorships.

Republicans will wind up with at least the 59 state legislative chambers they held going into Election Day, but the final tally depends on Arizona where the results are still incomplete, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) said.

Democrats, who began with only 39 chambers, jacked up their spending this year on campaigns in eight states, including Arizona, North Carolina, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Texas.

In 35 states, the prize that comes with controlling legislatures is the ability to design congressional districts for partisan advantage, as Republicans did before 2012 when they widened their majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. Here are this year’s results for states whose lawmakers draw congressional boundaries, as well as the results of this year’s 11 gubernatorial contests, based on data from the NCSL:

ARKANSAS

No election for governor

Governor: Asa Hutchinson, Republican

House of Representatives: Stays Republican

Senate: Stays Republican

CONNECTICUT

No election for governor

Governor: Ned Lamont, Democrat

House of Representatives: Stays Democratic

Senate: Stays Democratic

DELAWARE

Governor: Incumbent Democrat John Carney defeats Republican Julianne Murray

House of Representatives: Stays Democratic

Senate: Stays Democratic

FLORIDA

No election for governor

Governor: Ron DeSantis, Republican

House of Representatives: Stays Republican

Senate: Stays Republican

GEORGIA

No election for governor

Governor: Brian Kemp, Republican

House of Representatives: Stays Republican

Senate: Stays Republican

ILLINOIS

No election for governor

Governor: J.B. Pritzker, Democrat

House of Representatives: Stays Democratic

Senate: Stays Democratic

INDIANA

Governor: Incumbent Republican Eric Holcomb defeats Democrat Woody Myers

House of Representatives: Stays Republican

Senate: Stays Republican

IOWA

No election for governor

Governor: Kim Reynolds, Republican

House of Representatives: Stays Republican

Senate: Stays Republican

KANSAS

No election for governor

Governor: Laura Kelly, Democrat

House of Representatives: Stays Republican

Senate: Stays Republican

KENTUCKY

No election for governor

Governor: Andy Beshear, Democrat

House of Representatives: Stays Republican

Senate: Stays Republican

MAINE

No election for governor

Governor: Janet Mills, Democrat

House of Representatives: Stays Democratic

Senate: Stays Democratic

MASSACHUSETTS

No election for governor

Governor: Charlie Baker, Republican

House of Representatives: Stays Democratic

Senate: Stays Democratic

MINNESOTA

No election for governor

Governor: Tim Walz, Democrat

House of Representatives: Stays Democratic

Senate: Stays Republican

MISSOURI

Governor: Incumbent Republican Mike Parson defeats Democrat Nicole Galloway

House of Representatives: Stays Republican

Senate: Stays Republican

MONTANA

Governor: Republican Greg Gianforte defeats Democrat Mike Cooney to succeed retiring Democratic incumbent Steve Bullock

House of Representatives: Stays Republican

Senate: Stays Republican

NEVADA

No election for governor

Governor: Steve Sisolak, Democrat

State Assembly: Stays Democratic

Senate: Stays Democratic

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Governor: Incumbent Republican Chris Sununu defeats Democrat Dan Feltes

House of Representatives: Flips to Republican

Senate: Flips to Republican

NEW MEXICO

No election for governor

Governor: Michelle Lujan Grisham, Democrat

House of Representatives: Stays Democratic

Senate: Stays Democratic

NEW YORK

No election for governor

Governor: Andrew Cuomo, Democrat

State Assembly: Stays Democratic

Senate: Stays Democratic

NORTH CAROLINA

Governor: Incumbent Democrat Roy Cooper defeats Republican Dan Forest

House of Representatives: Stays Republican

Senate: Stays Republican

NORTH DAKOTA

Governor: Incumbent Republican Doug Burgum defeats Democrat Shelley Lenz

House of Representatives: Stays Republican

Senate: Stays Republican

OHIO

No election for governor

Governor: Mike DeWine, Republican

House of Representatives: Stays Republican

Senate: Stays Republican

OKLAHOMA

No election for governor

Governor: Kevin Stitt, Republican

House of Representatives: Stays Republican

Senate: Stays Republican

OREGON

No election for governor

Governor: Kate Brown, Democrat

House of Representatives: Stays Democratic

Senate: Stays Democratic

PENNSYLVANIA

No election for governor

Governor: Tom Wolf, Democrat

House of Representatives: Stays Republican

Senate: Stays Republican

RHODE ISLAND

No election for governor

Governor: Gina Raimondo, Democrat

House of Representatives: Stays Democratic

Senate: Stays Democratic

SOUTH CAROLINA

No election for governor

Governor: Henry McMaster, Republican

House of Representatives: Stays Republican

Senate: Stays Republican

TENNESSEE

No election for governor

Governor: Bill Lee, Republican

House of Representatives: Stays Republican

Senate: Stays Republican

TEXAS

No election for governor

Governor: Greg Abbott, Republican

House of Representatives: Stays Republican

Senate: Stays Republican

UTAH

Governor: Republican Spencer Cox defeats Democrat Chris Peterson to succeed retiring Republican incumbent Gary Herbert

House of Representatives: Stays Republican

Senate: Stays Republican

VERMONT

Governor: Incumbent Republican Phil Scott defeats Democrat David Zuckerman

House of Representatives: Stays Democratic

Senate: Stays Democratic

WASHINGTON

Governor: Incumbent Democrat Jay Inslee defeats Republican Loren Culp

House of Representatives: Stays Democratic

Senate: Stays Democratic

WEST VIRGINIA

Governor: Incumbent Republican Jim Justice defeats Democrat Ben Salango

House of Delegates: Stays Republican

Senate: Stays Republican

WISCONSIN

No election for governor

Governor: Tony Evers, Democrat

State Assembly: Stays Republican

Senate: Stays Republican

Reporting by Peter Szekely in New York; Additional reporting by Sharon Bernstein in Sacramento, California; Editing by Peter Cooney

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