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HOT BLAST: A look at Southern legislatures after this year's midterm elections

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Stacey Abrams

Stacey Abrams, who won Georgia's Democratic primary for governor.

Chris Kromm, executive director of the Institute for Southern Studies in North Carolina, is an astute watcher of politics in our part of the world. Here's what he wrote recently about the aftermath of the midterm elections:

"When Southern legislatures gavel into session in 2019, Republicans will still enjoy majority control in all of the South's upper and lower chambers. But for Southern Republicans, there is cause for concern: Since the election of President Trump, Democrats have gained ground in key Southern states.